Redacted article courtesy of – The Africa Report
Nigeria’s outspoken transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi delivered a blunt message to local construction companies who’ve long complained that they’re shut out of bids for the large infrastructure projects that often go to Chinese contractors:
“We are not using our local contractors because they are not qualified. If you want to participate, build capacity.
We can’t give you a life-threatening contract if we don’t trust your capacity.”