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General News of Thursday, 9 February 2023


Tinubu promises Ajaokuta revival, River Niger dredging

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said he will revive the Ajaokuta Steel Complex in Kogi State and dredge the River Niger if elected into office.

He said this while speaking at the APC campaign rally in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State, on Wednesday.

According to him, his government will prioritise the development of mineral resources in the state.

A statement by Tinubu Media Officer, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, said, “Hope is here. Ajaokuta resuscitation will be done. Dredging of Niger River will be done.

“Agriculture will be the source of our prosperity. North Central has the potential for great mineral industrialisation, we will work on that.”

In his remarks, the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, stated that the state had a good showing for the APC during the 2019 poll, saying the performance will be surpassed this time around.

He said, “We have seen clearly between light and darkness. Some few elements decided to make life unbearable so that our party will be affected.

“Our leader made his stance clear to the whole country. He showed that he is with the people. Some people decided to make political capital out of it."