THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THURSDAY IN ABUJA SAID IT CAN NO LONGER DELIVER ITS PROMISE TO COMPLETE THE AJAOKUTA STEEL ROLLING MILL IN 2022, AS EARLIER PROMISED.
Written by awawa on April 1, 2022
The Federal Government Thursday in Abuja said it can no longer deliver its promise to complete the Ajaokuta steel rolling mill in 2022, as earlier promised.
This came after it blamed the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war for frustrating the project on several fronts.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, disclosed this to State House Correspondents during a Special Weekly Briefing coordinated by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, the federal government had before the pandemic successfully convinced Russia to complete the steel facility but could not proceed with the negotiations due to force-majeure.
He, however, noted that the federal government would initiate irreversible processes to ensure the resumption and eventual completion of the steel facility beyond the Buhari regime.