Tinubu vows to complete Ajaokuta Steel Company

One of the promises made by the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is to complete the Ajaokuta Steel Company and the creation of a conducive environment for a thriving public-private sector partnership.

Tinubu made these promises during his parley with miners in Lafia, Nasarawa State yesterday.

He said miners in the Northcentral state will be encouraged to contribute their quota to the economy if elected president next year.

Tinubu, who was in Lafia for a town hall meeting with mining and agro-processing stakeholders in the state, said: “We seek to turn this economy into a more active engine of growth, productivity, jobs, and income. We seek to establish a broad-based economy that ensures broadly-shared prosperity for all.

“Solid minerals and mining will play key roles in our campaign toward prosperity and our economic offensive against poverty and underdevelopment.

“The solid minerals sector contributed less than 1% to our GDP in 2020. We need to increase this amount every year. My administration will develop the solid minerals sector, establishing policies that will encourage investment for growth in that sector.

“My administration will ensure the full completion and operation of the Ajaokuta Steel Company under a viable Public-Private Partnership structure.”



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