Bayo Oyewale, Lokoja
The President of Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has pledged to give priorities to Industrialization and ensure that Nigeria becomes producing nation as against the status of consumers as we are today .
Dr. Saraki who disclosed this while speaking in a chat with Journalists at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP )Secretariat in Lokoja after addressing the party delegates on Monday , stated that no nation can make meaningful progress without industrialization .
The Senate President explained that if given the mandate to be the president of Nigeria , his administration will revive the Steel industry and make Ajaokuta a priority to make Nigeria an industrial hub west Africa and West Africa respectively .
Saraki pointed out that the revival of Ajaokuta Steel Company will create employment opportunities to the teeming youths and other professionals and remove boys from street.
Saraki recalled that when he was the Special Adviser on Budget, he was part of those who formulate the policy that we should stop importation of cement , stressing that he was happy to Obajana Cement Company today is the biggest in Africa.
He noted that this exactly what his administration will do to put Ajaokuta Steel Company right footing as part of determinations to kick start industrialization in the country.
The Senate President stated that he is contesting for President to eradicate poverty in the land, noting there poverty in the land .
He emphasized that his administration of will ensure creation of Jobs to move youths out the streets.