Ogun State governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Rotimi Paseda, has assured that he will make massive construction of rural roads in all the 20 local government areas of the state, his major priority, if elected governor in 2019.
He also stated that his administration will promote local contractors as against the current practice of awarding road contracts to foreign companies.
Paseda, spoke during a town hall meeting with chairmen of Community Development Associations and Area Community Development Councils, in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State.
“We will stop awarding contracts to foreign contractors. We can only invite them if we lack the machineries to execute our projects, but there must be condition to bring the foreign contractors.
He disclosed further that his administration will also carry out maintenance and reconstruction of link roads in the state.
“I will not build bridges where there is no water. If there is need to do transport re-engineering, we will contract under ground bypass.
“When we give contract to foreign contractors, one major problem we have is, our money does not stay in our state. For every contract awarded for the expatriate is less money for the state”. The governorship candidate said.
Responding on behalf of the CDA chairmen, Fatai Durojaiye, commended Paseda for the meeting with the association and urged him to intensify his campaign at the grassroots.