The Minister of State for Steel Development, Maigari Ahmadu, said the Federal Government of Nigeria is set to revamp the country’s steel sector to enhance the economy, create employment opportunities and speed up industrialisation.
Ahmadu stated this during a familiarisation visit to the Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo on Friday, at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, Awka area of the state.
He pointed out that he recognises the state as a “cluster of industrial development in the country”.
The Minister, who had earlier conducted round facilities at the Metallurgical Training Institute in Onitsha, expressed optimism that both the federal and state governments would help scale up interest in skills acquisition and liaise with the institute, as a way to eradicate poverty.
He revealed that the visit was the first facility tour he would be embarking on under his watch, saying that it was a result of a carefully planned agenda.
He said, “The present administration is passionate about the steel sector. The MTI, Onitsha would get serious attention under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu while thinking outside the box within their limited resources.”
While receiving the Minister, Soludo commended the present administration for prioritising the important things.
He also expressed optimism that the present government will put things in place to unleash the great potential of the country.
Earlier, the Director and Chief Executive, MTI, Onitsha, Bode Fakuade, solicited increased government attention towards the Institute by way of putting more infrastructure as well as funding.
Fakuade said funding and infrastructure will go a long way to improve the skills of young people thereby solving restiveness.