Fix Ajaokuta Steel Company,Ex- Nigerian Metallurgical Society president,Prof Adewuyi Advices Buhari

Fix Ajaokuta Steel Company,Ex- Nigerian Metallurgical Society president,Prof Adewuyi Advices Buhari

Former President, Nigerian Metallurgical Society, Prof. Benjamin Adewuyi, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the completion of Ajaokuta Steel Company during his second tenure. Adewuyi in an interview in Abuja said Buhari should ensure that the steel company became functional in his second tenure to boost the economy. He mentioned: “Ajaokuta has the capacity to produce

Former President, Nigerian Metallurgical Society, Prof. Benjamin Adewuyi, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the completion of Ajaokuta Steel Company during his second tenure.

Adewuyi in an interview in Abuja said Buhari should ensure that the steel company became functional in his second tenure to boost the economy.

He mentioned: “Ajaokuta has the capacity to produce cars, arms for the military among others and can also provide massive employment for the youths,We are only deceiving ourselves that we are manufacturing cars locally, without Ajaokuta steel functioning, we cannot manufacture our own cars.”

“We have many brilliant youths among us that cannot carry out any innovation because we lack the materials they require, Mr President should revisit Ajaokuta Steel Company and kick start the project,” he said. He said Nigeria would continue to suffer the repercussion of the negligence of Ajaokuta steel, as the country continues to depend on imported steel made from scrap metals.

Adewuyi  further explained that some cause of buildings collapings after five to six years in the country were as a result of scrap metals.

“Nigeria will continue to suffer building collapse because most of the steel imported are made from scrap metals which cannot give the quality of steel required; therefore, We want the government to pay more attention to micro, small and medium scale enterprises especially in the area of equipment procurement.”

“The sector will also require the government to create metallurgical youth development and employment among others.

Adewuyi  also called for the development of metallurgical entrepreneurship to cater for welders, blacksmiths and other microscale metal refiners and micro-credit facilities to the steel sectors.

 

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