Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite has assured that the revival of the multimillion dollars Ajaokuta Steel Company would soon kick off.
Adegbite, who gave the assurance when he received the National Planning Committee on Ajaokuta Steel Complex, said with the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to the steel project, the visit of the Russian experts is guaranteed.
According to him, following the fund approved by the President and the gradual receding of COVID 19, it will not be long to have the experts conduct the physical audit of both Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited and Itakpe Iron Ore Company as complimentary industries.
He thanked the representatives of civil society organisations for their patriotic gesture in supporting the efforts of the current administration to bring back Ajaokuta Steel Company and industrializing the nation.
The committee under the leadership of Engr. Mohammed Lawal, a board member of Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited, was at the Minister’s office to brief him on the plans and preparedness for the proposed first conference on Ajaokuta.
The group which was made up of some members of the Planning Committee, include Dr. Lanre Adebayo, co-Chair of the Committee and Director General of Institute for Governance and Leadership Studies in Africa, IGLSA, Hajia Medina Dauda Nadabo, Bureau Chief of Voice of America, VOA, Mr. Augustine Paul Agbo, Executive Officer of Leadership Newspaper and Mohammed Bougei Attah, Secretary of the Committee and Project Director for NGO Network