The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, said on Wednesday that the multi-billion dollars Ajaokuta Steel Complex in Kogi State might be bogged down by demons and requires special prayers for it to deliver on its set objectives.
He expressed his concerns when members of the Kogi State caucus in the House paid him a visit.
“I don’t know if there are demons besetting that place that is making things difficult to work out there.
“Apart from hoping that things will change in that place, I also feel we should employ prayers for the complex to be restored.
“We all know what Ajaokuta stands for, and we are putting it to paper and debate it. By that, I mean the sectoral debate that we have proposed in our legislative agenda”, Dogara stated.
The caucus, led by Mr. Bubba Jibril, complained to the speaker that the delay in the completion of the steel complex was compounding the unemployment situation of the country.
“It is estimated that about 50,000 engineers can be engaged with about another 40, 000 workers as support staff in Ajaokuta Steel.
“It has three turbine plants, which if harnessed, can supply uninterrupted power to Benue, Kwara and some parts of Anambra”, Jibril added.