THE current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari
is committed to total turn around of the Ajaokuta Steel
Company Limited because of its potential as an alternative
revenue earner for the country, Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr.
Kayode Fayemi, has said.
The minister spoke during his maiden visit to the steel
complex at Ajaokuta yesterday with his counterpart Minister
for State in the Ministry, Alhaji Abubakar Bwari Bawa.
Fayemi stated that though he was visiting the complex for the
first time, he was however impressed by the level of potential
that gave hope for the country's industrialisation 35 years
According to him, "This is a fact-finding mission and the one
hour tour cannot give me a full impression on what I have
It is the first time that I am visiting Ajaokuta steel plant and it
is an impressive sight to behold.
"It is unfortunate that almost 34 to 35 years of its existence
when we would have moved from an idea to a practical
bedrock of industrialisation of our country, this has not
He said their focus as a government is that solid minerals
would become an alternative revenue earner for the country