Members of the Construction Industry Hall of Fame, an initiative designed for the recognition of outstanding practitioners, organisations and key players in the construction, building, engineering, oil and gas and other related sectors, have called for the development of local content to aid the revolution necessary for the diversification of the country’s economy.
According to the group, the body language of the present administration tilts towards growing local infrastructure in all sectors of the economy, which should be encouraged.
The group said the steps that could be taken to boost local content development would form the basis of discussion at the fourth induction ceremony on September 15.
“The event, to be chaired by the President, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Mr. Otis Anyaeji, will feature an interactive forum where knowledgeable professionals will address this year’s theme, ‘Local content and the economy: Building capacity for growth,’” the Chief Executive Officer, Century 21 Systems Communications Limited, the host of the event, Mr. Kenneth Odusola-Stevenson, said.
He stated that nominees for this year’s edition were being compiled and proper scrutiny and selection process was ongoing.
“This year’s edition will surely surpass the past editions. Expected dignitaries to grace the occasion are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, among others,” he added.