Reviving Ajaokuta Steel Company Will Boost Nigeria’s Economy –  Governor Mutfwang

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By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos

Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his laudable initiative to revive the Ajaokuta Steel Company with the aim of growing the nation’s economy.

Governor Mutfwang made this remark in Jos, while hosting the Minister of Steel Development, Abubakar Shuaibu Audu at his residence at the Old Government House, Rayfield, Jos, Plateau State.

He expressed dismay at the neglect of the company by previous governments and insisted that investing in it would enable the country to produce and export steel, thereby earning foreign exchange.

The governor said that his administration has prioritized the completion of abandoned projects in the state, especially those that will boost the state’s economy and promote social harmony among the people.

He said that his administration will work closely with the Federal Ministry of Steel Development and the National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC) to conduct quality research that will enhance the sector’s performance.

The Minister of Steel Development, Abubakar Shuaibu Audu thanked Governor Mutfwang for the warm reception and assured him of better collaboration to improve the quality of life of the people.

He explained that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given him the directive to revive and revamp the Ajaokuta Steel Company to strengthen Nigeria’s economy and well-being.

Prince Audu explained that reviving the Ajaokuta Steel Company would require quality research to ensure adequate production of steel for the nation’s development.

He said that the ministry would partner with reputable organizations in the country to optimize the production of essential materials that will benefit the country.

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