A PRESENTATION BY YAHAYA MUHAMAD IZZUDDEEN(MrDeen) EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT(ATTAH),IGALA STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (ISA) AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA AT SYMPOSIUM ORGANISED BY EBIRA STUDENTS ON 31st MARCH 2018.
Topic: Ajaokuta Steel Company; The Tales of an Ailing Giant.
The President of National Association of Kogi state Students, the President National Association of okun Students,all the executives present,all members of (ISA) present and my fellow kogites. Nyene, Eka-oro, MewOla-Odudu meaning good morning all.It is a great previlage to stand in front of you this morning to discuss a topic worthy of discussion, a topic that is worrying, a topic that can be discussed in short period but will continue to linger in our mind if solution is proper.
We have a problem with Kogi economy because of the fact that policies are formulated but the zeal to implement these policies are lacking in our systems, Kogi state government has succeeded in doing nothing and the Federal government is doing the same.
Ajaokuta steel company has the capacity to Carter for the country’s needs but this Industry has been neglected due to political, social and economic factors which is negatively affecting kogi and the country Nigeria. The establishment of this company to it’s completion in 1994 has 1.3 million per annul, if there was a continuation will yield 2.6 million tons and further to 5.2 million.
It has a capacity to power the Factory, power the state Kogi and nearby state Edo state with 110MW as at then.It has the ability to increase the GDP of the country to 1.7 million. This company has the ability to offer 10,000 personnel and 2 million direct jobs as at then.My fellow Kogites the country needs to revive this company for the growth and development of our our nation.
Reviving this company means you are increasing national income,higher standard of living, economic stability, Balance of payment, progress in order sectors and also lessened pressure on our fertile land.permit me to reinstate that the way forward out of the current economic downtown is diversification through industrialization, Ajaokuta steel is the solution.It is now our duties to articulate the need for the federal government to revive Ajaokuta mill for the betterment of the country. Thanks for Reading.
Reporting: Shehu Teslimat, PRO for The president, Yahaya Muhammad Izzuddeen.
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