Inspite of the seeming delay in the commencement of work towards the completion of the Ajaokuta steel plant, a group under the aegis of ‘Righteous On-lookers Association’ have expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will keep to it’s promise to revitalize the steel plant in Kogi State.
The patron of the group, Alhaji Ahmed Adoke who gave the assurance in Okene the central senatorial district of Kogi State on Friday while interacting with Journalists, urged Nigerians to continue to keep faith with the present administration’s determination and commitment towards the diversification of the country’s economy.
Adoke added that the completion of the steel plant will be a major area that the Federal Government will rely on to attain it’s diversification plan.
The group’s patron who was reacting to fears being entertained is some quarters over the delay in the arrival of the Russians to commence work on the steel project, said President Muhammad Buhari has the political will to complete the project, diversify the country’s economy from oil to mineral resources based and leave behind an enduring legacy.
Alhaji Adoke while commending President Buhari’s determination and commitment, added that the three years ultimatum given to the ministry of mines, solid minerals and Steel to ensure the completion of the steel plant has not expired,
“Ref. PMB Orders Completion of Ajaokuta Steel as published in leadership Newspaper of 25 November, 2019 page 4.”
The group’s patron also commended the Buhari’s administration efforts to tackle the legal bottle neck that have attempted to hold down meaningful decisions and steps towards the full realization of the project.
Adoke however assured critics that when fully completed, the steel plant will create employment, reduce youth restiveness and insecurity, as well as wealth generation.
He seized the opportunity to call on Nigerians to join hands to fight the rising case of insecurity in the country, occasioned by incessant cases and reports of kidnappings and banditry across the country.
He stressed that security keeping is the responsibility of all the citizens and not just the government alone.