The Honorable Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has questioned former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for promising to resolve all the challenges that have stalled the completion of the Ajaokuta Steel Plant in Kogi State.
Atiku is said to have made the promise during his campaign tour of Kogi State a few weeks back.
The Minister made this disclosure during a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, saying that Atiku was part of the problem that has stifled the development of Ajaokuta which the Buhari administration has virtually resolved.
“About two weeks ago, during his campaign stop in Kogi State, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP, said if voted into office, his government will resolve the problems facing the Ajaokuta Steel Company.
“This is a deceitful statement borne out of desperation for power. A little bit of background will show that the former Vice President was deceiving Nigerians when he made that promise. Ajaokuta was concessioned to Global Steel Industry in 2004 by the regime of then-President Olusegun Obasanjo. Who was in charge of that Administration’s privatization programme? Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. That concession that turned out to be a mess was terminated by another PDP Administration.
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