Chief Haruna Ahmed Osike, a human rights activist based in Kogi State, has claimed that some Nigerians are collaborating with an Indian corporation, Global Steel Holdings Limited, to prevent President Muhammadu Buhari’s government from finishing the Ajaakuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL).
According to him, The President’s efforts to industrialize Nigeria through the restoration of the Ajaokuta Steel Industry will not be thwarted by Nigeria’s opponents. He made the disclosure in an interview with Daily Post.
He said: “The saboteurs are just wasting their time because the time has come for any sensitive government to look inward in order to galvanize the nation economy.
“President Buhari should not allow detractors who does not meant well for the country to discourage him from actualizing his campaign promise for Kogi people and Nigerians, that before his eight years in the saddle of leadership of this country he will complete the Ajaokuta steel company, commissioned it and operationalized it.
“Achieving that feat for Nigerians, other rolling mills in the country such as Alaja, Katsina, Jos steel and Osogbo steel rolling mills will pick up and add value to the economy of the country. Our naira today is devalued because the nation no longer exports anything to boost foreign exchange.
“I am optimistic that with the support and commitment of the National Assembly, the Minister of Iron and steel Mr Olamilekan Adegbite and other concerned Nigerians, the Russian engineers will soon come to Nigeria to do the needful and put the steel company in the right place of operation,”