Mines workers task Buhari on Ajaokuta Steel
The Nigeria Union of Mines Workers (NUMW) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the House of Representatives’ stance on completing Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL) before privatisation or concessioning.
The chairman of the Union, ASCL branch, Comrade Salami Momoh Jimoh, said if the Federal Government provides funds to complete the project, the company could generate 15,000 jobs.
“ASLC is the largest steel industry in Africa and the third largest in the world. It is an integrated plant. You start a process and you end it within the complex in Ajaokuta without taking it out. So, ASCL has a lot of advantages, if the Federal Government develops the political will to complete the project in no distant time.”
He stressed that ASCL holds a big solution for many underemployed Nigerian youths, adding that the complex also has a turbine power plant that could generate 110 megawatts.
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