Dino Melaye, who is running for governor of Kogi State under the People’s Democratic Party, has made a promise to revive the Ajaokuta Steel Company and Itakpe Iron Ore Mining Company. He believes that these industries will bring economic prosperity to the state if he is elected.
Ajaokuta Steel was established by Sir Sardauna Ahmadu Bello, even though he was not from Kogi State or the North Central region. This shows that Kogi State is blessed with valuable resources that can help improve its economy.
Melaye firmly believes that Kogi State should not remain poor when it has the potential to thrive. By restoring Ajaokuta Steel and utilizing the Itakpe Iron Ore, the state can experience significant economic growth. These industries have the power to create jobs, attract investments, and boost the overall development of the state.