The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu says the implementation of Executive Order 5 will provide a wide range of opportunities for Nigeria’s economy.
Adamu who stated this at the 5th Ette Ette annual distinguished lecture organised by the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) in Abuja said implementing the order would also free up more jobs for Nigerians as well as increase their access to procurement opportunities in contracts.
He added that order will also promote application of local content in science, technology and innovation in Nigeria.
According to Adamu, the Executive Order 5 is probably the best thing that has happened to engineering and professionals in the history of the country.
“It is Mr President’s call to partnership for national development, we therefore must key in quickly and play our individual and collective roles, taking our affairs in our hands,’’ he said.
Ms Aishatu Umar, National Chairman, NICE, also lauded the President on the executive order.
“This makes it incumbent on all Nigerian policy makers, relevant government agencies and professionals to play our roles, just like other emerging markets.
“It is to capitalise on the opportunities that have come as a result of rapid economic transformation and focus on improving the building blocks on which long term prosperity depends,’’ she added.