… Seeks law to curb incessant building collapse
By Ndayagi Sulaiman
The Senator Representing Kogi Central District, Engr. Abubakar Ohere’s has moved the first motion in the senate seeking for resuscitation of Ajaokuta steel company and need to curb incessant cases of building collapse, bridges, and roads.
The motion by the Senator has however excited the people of Kogi state, insisting that when functional, the benefits remains unquantifiable.
The senator, a first timer, whose motion is the first since he was inaugurated as member of the 10th said the need to adopt measures that includes strengthening of supervisory agencies, affordable and quality materials such as iron rods, skilled manpower and the resuscitation of Ajaokuta steel company to fill the gap on the local demand for steel.
Engr. Ohere said if Ajaokuta steel company is resuscitated, it will provide employment opportunities to teeming youths and serve as the critical foundation for the country’s industrialization.
The Senator added that when functional, Ajaokuta would save the country from the challenges of oil subsidy removal, advising that the money saved from the exercise should be reinvested on the completion of Ajaokuta Steel Company.