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Ajaokuta: Your last-minute concession is self-serving — Kogi lawmaker tells Minister

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Ajaokuta: Your last-minute concession is self-serving — Kogi lawmaker tells Minister

Abdulahi Halims, a member of the House of Representatives from Kogi State, has condemned the last-minute concession of the Ajaokuta Steel Company.

He noted that the last-minute concession by the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development is not in the interest of the country.

Halims stated this on Tuesday in a motion he moved on the floor of the House.

While calling for the suspension of the planned concession, Halims said the last-minute rush to concession the national asset is not of national interest.

“The Ministry at the twilight of the current administration having left with less than 30 days to the end of an 8-year tenure seems to be self-serving, unpatriotic and not of national interest,” he said.

Consequently, the House summoned the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite to appear before the entire House.

The lawmakers also called for the suspension of the concession to allow proper due process.

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