Worried by the non-completion of Ajaokuta Steel Company, the Ebira People’s Association (EPA) has called on prominent indigenes of Kogi state in position of authority to prevail on the federal government to complete it to ensure job creation and revenue generation.
The call was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of 2022 Ebira National Conference, organized by Ebira people’s Association (E.P.A), and held at the Federal College of Education (FCE), Okene.
The communiqué was signed by Dr. Godwin Oyibo and Baba Razak, national president and secretary general of the association respectively.
The communiqué which was issued Thursday in Lokoja, stated that the conference resolved that all efforts must be made to clear the mystics and politics hindering the completion of the steel company.
The conference further expressed dismay that despite public outcry on the need for government to diversify her economy through the completion of the steel project, government has not taken the issue with seriousness.
“It is worrisome that Ajaokuta Steel Company has remained static on 98 per cent completion figure. We are appealing to the federal government to develop the political will and be proactive in completing the steel company in order to erase the elusive two per cent figure that has since hindered the full completion of the company,” the communique said.
On the state of insecurity ravaging the country, the communiqué praised the efforts of Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration for ensuring that Kogi state is not affected by any form of security challenges as recorded in some states.
While noting that cultural, religious and political activities are easy avenue to crisis and insecurity, especially among the people of Kogi central, the conference called on parents in central senatorial district to prioritise the upbringing of their children and wards.
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