Revival of steel industry, panacea to unemployment problem – Association

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steelLAGOS – Iron and Steel Staff of (ISSSAN) on Wednesday Lagos said that “death” of steel industry country aggravated the nation’ rate.

Deputy-General Secretary of , Mr Adewale Okesola, stated this an with the News Agency of (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday.

Okesola said that unless the steel industry was revived, problem in the country would persist.

He said that the Ajaokuta Steel Company alone, if revived, could employ no fewer 140,000 .

“If Ajaokuta alone can absorb so much unemployed , then we can be sure that the other steel firms, if also revived, would employ much .

“So, let the government ensure the revival of the steel scattered around the country.

“By the time Ajaokuta, Delta, Osogbo, Jos and Kastina steel firms are revived, we will be talking of in the country,’’ he said.

Okesola added that apart from creating direct employment, the revival of the steel sector would also create indirect employment for millions of . [eap_ad_2] According to him, the revival of the industry would definitely aid the growth of the country’ new automobile industry and the transformation of the epileptic Nigerian Railway Corporation.

“Government knows the genesis of the nation’ calamity in terms of unemployment, except if they do want to be sincere.

“If the government can be sincere and focused; if they can pump money such that the steel industry will pick , we will forget some of our current plagues,” he said.

The union’s secretary stated that lack of commitment, corruption and politicisation of the steel sector, were for its ruin.

He added that the problems had also hindered all efforts to transform the industry. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]