Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello that there is no truth in the news making the rounds that the federal government is set to sell Ajaokuta Steel Company.
Osinbajo told a panicky governor who ran to the President Villa, Abuja today, Thursday, to find out the truth of the matter that the government regards Ajaokuta as a national asset.
Governor Yahaya Bello said that he had gone to confirm the true position of the Steel Company from the Vice President, being the Chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC).
The governor said that Osinbajo told him: “there is nothing like that. He said there is no plan by the Federal Government to sell Ajaokuta Steel Company.
“The VP said Ajaokuta is an asset of the Federal Government and that they are looking into how best to make good use of that particular complex for the benefit of Nigerians at large.”