The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the upcoming Kogi state governorship election, Prince Abubakar Audu has promised the people of the state that he will revive the moribund Ajaokuta Steel Rolling company if he gets the mandate of the people.
Prince Abubakar Audu (APC) and Captain Idris Wada (PDP)
Audu, who is also a former governor of the state made the remark when he received over 100 Okun youths who visited him to identify with his aspiration, Leadership reports.
Audu also assured the youths that his administration would address the problem of youths unemployment, which he said would be achieved through revitalisation of the steel company.
He stated that his administration will work towards reviving the company because it has the capacity to absorb 90 per cent of the state’s workforce.
He informed the youths of his readiness to work closely with the federal government and relevant authorities at the centre to ensure that his plans are well executed, adding that funds will be raised from the capital market to achieve his goals.
He further noted that revitalizing the company will go a long way in addressing the issue of joblessness confronting the state, just as he stated that the state also stands the chances to earn huge income from revenue expected to be generated from the company.
Meanwhile, Kogi state governor, Idris Wada has warned that a vote for Audu will drag the state back to the dark days which was characterized by constant attacks.
The governor also alleged that Audu’s first term in office was the most divisive in the history of the state as he allegedly promoted ethic bigotry.
It will be recalled that Wada had claimed that the APC in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria is delaying the bailout fund of the state despite being one of the first states to apply with full documentation for the federal government’s bailout fund.
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