Ensure revival of Ajaokuta Steel Company - Union tells Buhari

Ensure revival of Ajaokuta Steel Company - Union tells Buhari

- The Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ISSSAN) has urged President Buhari to ensure the revival of the Ajaokuta Steel Company

- The ISSSAN said Buhari’s quest to create jobs for the unemployed youths of Nigeria could be achieved through a functional Ajaokuta Steel Company

- The union also urged Buhari to ensure that all other external critical infrastructure are also completed

President Muhammad Buhari has been urged by the Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ISSSAN), Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL) chapter, to ensure that the Ajaokuta Steel Company is revived.

The call was made by the chairman of the union, Comrade Nuhu Salawu, in a congratulatory message to the president on his recent re-election, Daily Trust reports.

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Legit.ng gathers that Salawu said Buhari’s second term was a good omen for the steel company.

He appealed to the president to sign the already passed bill of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account by the National Assembly to rehabilitate and complete the steel company.

He said: “We are aware of Mr President’s commitment to the development of the steel sector and the revitalization of the economy. A second term for Mr President is a good omen for Ajaokuta Steel Company.

“Mr President’s quest to create jobs for the unemployed youths of Nigeria could be achieved through a functional Ajaokuta Steel Company.

“We are very supportive of Mr President in this direction. We are also aware that a completed and functional Ajaokuta Steel Company can generate well over 20,000 jobs in its first phase.”

The union also urged Buhari to ensure that all other external critical infrastructure which can generate millions of jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the country are also completed.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, affirmed that the revival of the Ajaokuta Steel Company remained top priority for the federal and state governments.

The governor made the remark in Idah at the palace of the Attah of Igala, HRH Dr. Micheal Ameh Oboni, while receiving Vice President 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.

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