By Yusuf Abubakar.
National Woman Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ,Hajia Salamatu Baiwa Umar-Eluma has applauded the recent bilateral agreement of $1.5 Billion between Nigeria and Russia aimed at reviving the moribund steel complex by President Muhammadu Buhari as a watershed towards the accelerated industrialization of the country.
Baiwa gave this commendation to Nigerian President during the inauguration of Women Political Group Forum. She noted that Buhari’s commitment to revitalising the over three decades old steel complex as the best thing that will happen to Nigeria and Kogi state in particular.
She said President Buhari’s industrialisation program, beginning from his desire to revive the steel complex apart from creating job opportunities for over 500,000 unemployed Nigerians, will complement the sister companies at Itakpe and the steel rolling mills at Osogbo, Aladja, Katsina and Jos that are dependent on the operation of ASCO.
The woman leader thanked President Buhari for considering the revitalisation of Ajaokuta as topmost priority of his administration, saying it shows the political will and love for the people of Kogi state by the present administration.
Speaking on the November 16 election in Kogi state, Baiwa called for the ee-election of APC candidate, Governor Yahaya Bello and his running mate, Chief Edward Onoja in view of the President’s preference to bring the state into the front burner through industrial development.
Mrs Baiwa said the re-election of Bello will guarantee peace, development and continuity in the state.
She enjoined the women group to be proactive in every political activities at all levels, as that is the only way that will enable them take their place of pride in our society.
Hajia Salamatu Baiwa berated with those fanning the embers of violence in the state, advising them to retrace their steps.
Similarly, she called on women to be ambassadors of peace anywhere they find themselves, while warning the youths to shun political violence and embrace peace before, during and after the election.
Mrs Baiwa assured the people of the state for been on the right path, urging them to continue to support President Buhari and his lofty ideals of rapid socio-political and economic development of the state by returning the present administration of Governor Yahaya Bello by November 16.