The Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Lawal Idris, says he is happy that his efforts to bring the former Speaker and some Members of the last House of Representatives to have an on the spot assessment of Ajaokuta Steel Company has paid off, culminated into the inauguration of the Ajaokuta Presidential Project Inauguration Team APPIT.
Hon. Lawal, made the disclosure today while again thanking President Mohammadu Buhari for his resillience, passion and commitment in signing up the bill after the deliberation and recommendations and made by the Last House of Representatives after there visit to Ajaokuta Steel Company, a visit that he facilitated.
Hon. Lawal said when revamped, the Ajaokuta Steel Company in line with the recent agreement reached with Russia to resuscitate the steel company, would turn around the nation’s economy, lauds the Inauguration of Ajaokuta Steel Presidential Project Implementation Team, praised President Mohamadu Buhari for showing dogged commitment towards making Ajaokuta Steel company a reality.
Hon. Lawal lauded President Buhari over his administration’s moves to make the Ajaokuta Steel company operational, says as a Lawmaker representing the Steel Company, promised not to rest on his oars, would continue to press on until the company begins production.
According to Hon. Lawal, ” As a lawmaker, I made campaign promises to the people of the Federal constituency. I’m happy it is beginning to see the light of day. In the last House of Representatives, I ensured that I brought to Ajaokuta, the former Speaker and some colleagues in the House of Representatives.
” On returning to Abuja. We passionately, critically, painstakingly looked at the issues of Ajaokuta and how to revamp the Steel Plant for a whole day on the floor of the House.
” I’m happy that Mr. President graciously signed our recommendations on how Ajaokuta can be resuscitated, which is what led to the signing of the agreement reached with the Russians after the summit, the set up and inauguration of the committee by the Federal Government”.
Hon. Lawal described the quick steps and commitment taken by Mr. President so far towards Ajaokuta as geared towards turning around the nation’s economy, commended the President for showing capacity, and matching words with action.
Hon. Lawal said, the inauguration of the committee, has again rekindled hope and confidence that indeed the Ajaokuta Steel industry, geared towards economic diversification agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is on the verge of completion.
The two term lawmaker thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, the Secretary to the Federal Government, Barr. Boss Mustapha, the Minister and the entire leadership of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development for striving to meet the present administration’s objectives, assured of the support of the people of the Federal Constituency in working towards the completion of the steel company like never before.