First National Conference on Ajaokuta Steel Set For November

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The first ever national interface on revitalisation of Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited has been slated to hold before the end of the year.

In a press statement issued to journalists yesterday Tagged ‘First National Conference on Ajaokuta Steel Project and President Muhammadu Buhari Industrialization Agenda’, signed by secretary to the Committee and project director for NGO Network, Mr Mohammed Bougei Attah, said the conference has become necessary in view of the lingering issues about the company’s full operations.

The conference is billed to address issues surrounding the delay in the takeoff following the inauguration of the Ajaokuta Presidential Project Implementation Team (APPIT) in 2020.

The event is scheduled for November 25 and facilitated by NGO Network in collaboration with CSO Coalition for Ajaokuta Steel Revival’ and Institute for Governance and Leadership Studies in Africa (IGLSA).

The focus of the conference according to the statement is to review the current situation regarding the steel industry and proffer solutions to the challenge facing its full completion and revitalisation.

The 15-member National Committee have Engr. Mohammed Lawal, a board member of Nigeria National Petroleum Company, (NNPC), Otunba Dele Ajayi-Smith of African Centre for Development Foundation (ACDF), Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, a commissioner in Bornu State and Hajiya Medina Dauda Nadabo of the Voice of America (VOA).

Others include Mr Danlami Nmodu, Editor-in-chief of Newsdiary Online, Mr Wale Abeydeen, publisher of Security Monitor and Mr Augustine Agbo, a journalist with the Leadership Newspaper.

Meanwhile, representatives of the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel, the supervising Ministry and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation are expected to join the team soon.

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