The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arch. Olamilekan Adegbite has assured that the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari on the completion of Ajaokuta steel project is guaranteed asking Nigerians to support the effort of the President.
Adegbite gave the assurance in Abuja when he received the planning committee for the first National Conference on Ajaokuta Steel Project, slated for November 25 and 26, 2021.
He said the problem hindering the take-off of the Steel project would soon be a thing of the past, with the fund approved by the President and the gradual recession on the Covid-19 pandemic.
The minister also promised that it would 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.
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.
The entourage also include the Co-Chairman of the Committee and Director-General, Institute for Governance and Leadership Studies in Africa (IGLSA), Dr. Lanre Adebayo; Bureau Chief of Voice of America (VOA), Hajia Medina Dauda Nadabo.
The Executive Officer, Leadership Newspaper, Mr. Augustine Paul Agbo; as well as the Committee Secretary and Project Director for NGO Network, Mohammed Bougei Attah, were also part of the committee that visited the minister.