Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the National House of Representatives, on Monday decried the present state of the Ajaokuta Steel Company.
According to him, the abandoning of Ajaokuta is a national shame to the entire Nigeria. Adding that the non-completion of the project should give people sleepless nights, saying that efforts should be made to redeem Ajaokuta.
Mr. Dogara stated this during an oversight function of the house at the steel company located in Ajaokuta Local Government of Kogi State.
“Any patriotic Nigerian that visits this plant cannot but shed tears, any foreigner who visits this plant cannot but agree that we are from shit hole country,” Dogara said
“Anyone who tries to reintroduced concessions as a way forward will definitely have a problem with us at the house”, he added.
He however expressed optimism that the giant steel plant would be brought to life for the benefit of Nigerians, saying that the National House of Representatives will do its best in ensuring the revival of the company.
“We are aware of local and international conspiracy against the plant, but we ate determined to get the money from every angle to compete adding that money is available to fund the completion”, he said.