- Governor Yahaya Bello says the revival of Ajaokuta Steel Company remains top priority to the Kogi state government
- The governor also affirmed that the company is also a major priority of the federal government
- Governor Bello said government at both levels were committed to ensuring the company begins production for local and export purposes
Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has affirmed that the revival of Ajaokuta Steel Company remained top priority to the federal and state governments.
The governor made the remark on Sunday, February 3 in Idah at the palace of the Attah of Igala, HRH Dr. Micheal Ameh Oboni Ii, while receiving the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo who was on a scheduled visit to the state.
He stated that government at both levels were committed to ensuring that the company begins production for local and export purposes and further boost job availability for youths.
He thanked the Buhari-led administration for it’s various programmes which he said the state has hugely benefited from.
According to him, the N-Power scheme of the federal government has employed over 20,000 Kogi youths all across the 21 local government areas of the state.
Governor Bello also noted that the home grown school feeding programme was being implemented in in various schools across the state.
He also mentioned that the state was benefiting from the different MSME clinic programmes like the money market loan, conditional cash transfer and other entrepreneurship driven programmes of the federal government.
Governor Bello pointed out that the completion of the Warri-Itakpe rail line was a major infrastructural boost which would affect positively the revival of the Ajaokuta Steel Company when production commences.
He stated further that the federal government through the ministry of works, power and housing in partnership with private companies within had also facilitated some federal road constructions, which the state also benefited from.
Governor Bello highlighted the Obajana-Kabba, Ekuku-Idoma-Obehira, Adavi Eba-Ikuehi-Obeiba-Obokore, Lokoja-Ganaja roads all in the state as the proof of such effort being made by the federal government.
He used the medium to assure the vice president that the Igala region was for the All Progressive Congress (APC), emphasising that the APC was cruising to victory at the polls.
The governor then informed the vice president tht his administration has ensured fairness and equality in running the affairs of the state.
He however charged the people to deliver the region 100% for APC which he said, would give him the confidence to approach the federal government for developmental purposes.
The Governor also pleaded with the people not to allow intimidation and fear devoid them of expressing their civil rights, assuring that security operatives would be fully on ground to ensure their safety and security.
Meanwhile, the permanent secretary, federal ministry of information and culture, Deaconess Grace Isu Gekpe, has called for renewed efforts to create awareness on the achievements of the federal government.
Deaconess Gekpe made the call on Wednesday, January 30, when she hosted a delegation from the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), led by its acting director-general, Mr. D. I Arabi in her office in Abuja.
Speaking at the brief event, Deaconess Gekpe said Nigerians need to know about the achievements of the Buhari-led administration and the reforms carried out by the government.
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