FG aims to generate N35 billion for the Ajaokuta Light Steel mill – Minister of Steel Development, Shuaibu Audu

The Federal Government aims to generate approximately N35 billion for the Ajaokuta Light Steel mill by tapping into the local financial market.

The Minister of Steel Development, Mr. Shuaibu Audu, shared this information with State House Correspondents following a meeting with President Bola Tinubu on Thursday in Abuja. 

He elaborated that the mill’s focus would be on producing iron rods for the administration’s road construction initiative, with the primary objective of generating thousands of jobs in the country. 

He stated, “The Minister of Works, Sen. David Umahi, has already written a letter through his ministry, guaranteeing that there will be off-takers in the iron rods that are being produced. 

“Basically, the precedent is on the Renewed Hope Agenda which the Minister of Works is driving plans to construct about 30,000 kilometres of roads across Nigeria, where they will need about 7 million metric tonnes of iron rods.” 

“We can produce about 400,000 tonnes of those iron rods in Ajaokuta if we’re able to restart the steel plant. Mr President gave approval for us to raise money locally,”E

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