-Yemi Osinbajo has said that Ajaokuta Steel Complex would soon become operational again
- According to the vice president, the present administration had done more than past governments in ensuring that the complex begins operations
- Osinbajo said APC-led government would increase job creation to 1 million if reelected
The vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has on Sunday, February 3, told the people of Kogi state that the Ajaokuta Steel Complex would soon go live so the people can benefit.
The vice president disclosed this at the Civic Centre in the Palace of Attah of Igala during the All Progressives Party (APC)’s presidential campaign in Kogi state ahead of the forthcoming general elections, The Nation reports.
Osinbajo stated that the present administration had done so much in ensuring that the steel company becomes operational again more than what past governments had done, saying the federal government had even gone beyond its promises to the people.
He said: “We have come to the point where we are implementing and I am sure that very soon you will see for yourself that Ajaokuta has come to life. This will make the business activities at Itobe area to come up actively and many people will be employed.
“We have finally completed the Itakpe-Warri Rail road in preparation for the revitalisation of Ajaokuta steel.
“Unlike the previous government, President Muhammadu Buhari is not only a honest man, but also a doer that gets things done. You will need to see for yourself that we are going to test-run the Itakpe-Warri rail road in few days time, and you will see everything that is being put in place."
The vice president also mentioned that the present government has employed 500,000 youths through the N-Power program and would double the number to 1 million if reelected.
He said: “Similarly our Marketmoni for market women and artisans, Tradermoni for traders with the target of two million people. Our desire is that every Nigerian should live a good livelihood and ability to put food on their table and other intervention."
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Osinbajo revealed that the federal government will establish the Entrepreneurs Bank which will provide loans to young Nigerians.
Osinbajo said this in Nsit Atai local government area during a special campaign rally of the APC.
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