6 March 2016

Nigeria: Idirisu - Steel Revitalisation, Panacea for Economic Growth

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Steel, Hon. Mohammed Lawal Idirisu has said the revitalisation of the nation's steel sector was a panacea to the growth of its economy. He equally said reviving the steel sector would create employments for the unemployed.

Idirisu disclosed this in an exclusive interview with THISDAY in Abuja. The lawmaker noted that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had been working hard to touch all the sectors of the nation's economy.

He added that when it fully come on stream, the Ajaokuta Steel Complex in Kogi State would in no small measure boost the nation's economy. According to him, steel development had all the capacity to replace oil as the major earnings of the nation.

Idirisu told THISDAY that the House committee, chaired by him, had been working round the clock to ensure that the steel sector was fully developed.

He called on all Nigerians to support Buhari's administration in its efforts at positively transform the nation.

He also expressed hope that the Itakpe Iron Ore Company and Delta Steel in Aladja, when fully operational, would in no small measure contribute to national growth and development. He therefore called on all Nigerians for patient and understanding with federal government on its economic diversification policy.

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