By Alfa Yakubu – Lokoja
Participants at a one day round table on the revival of Ajaokuta steel company have called for urgent revitalization of the company inoder to generate more employment opportunities and boost the economy of the country.
They made the call in Lokoja while deliberating on the ways to draw the attention of government to the company.
They debunked the erroneous believe by some people that most of the equipment in the site were obsolete noting that it is one of the best in the world.
In a paper presentation on reviving Ajaokuta steel company as an invaluable tool for Nigeria’s Industrialization, the Sole Administrator of the company, Mr Ismaila Akaaba represented by Mr Mohammed Ibrahim called on well- to-do individuals to use their connections in ensuring that the dream of reviving Ajaokuta steel company become a reality.
In another paper presentation o Ajaokuta steel company; delays, uncertainty and issues from within: Comrade Salihu Otori appealed to president Muhammadu Buhari to urgently Carry out technical audit by the Russian Firm, the original builder of the company.
Mr Otori while calling for construction and rehabilitation of access roads to company also solicited for the dredging of the River Niger and creation of Sea port in Lokoja.
He stressed the need for the training of the staff of the company who would serve as catalyst for the operation in the industrialization of the Nigeria economy.