Ajaokuta steel crucial to Nigeria’s dev – Wada

Wada stated this when he received the Ukrainian Ambassador to Nigeria Valery Vasyliev, President General of Ukrainian National Foreign Economic Corporation Eugine Kosic,  Vazmash Inpex LLC and Managing Director, REPROM Nig. Ltd  Attah Achimugu, who are technical  partners to the steel company.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Yomi Awoniyi, said the country would witness a new dawn when the steel plant becomes functional.
Earlier in his speech, the Ukranian Ambassador to Nigeria Valery Vasyliev said his country is the biggest exporter of steel and has the experience to turn around the fortune of the moribund steel plant.
Also speaking, President General of Ukrainian National Foreign Economic Corporation Eugine Kosic said since 1998, VAZMASH INPEX LLC, has been showing interest in the resuscitation of the steel plant, assuring that with the combination of world experts in the organization, the Ajaokuta Steel company will be a reality soon.
He said the steel plant is still intact despite many years of neglect, calling for the collaboration of government at all levels to make the project a reality.
He added that a working rehabilitation plan to make the steel plant commence operation has gotten the approval of the Federal Ministry of Steel.

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