By Victoria Onehi
The Minister of Steel Development, Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, has congratulated the nation’s citizens on Nigeria’s 63rd Independence celebration.
The Minister in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media & Communications,Abdullahi O. Haruna, asked all Nigerians to work for the unity, peace, and harmony of the country to propel it towards progress and prosperity.
The Minister stressed that as the nation marks this historic milestone, it is imperative for all citizens to reflect on the ideals of Nigeria’s visionary leaders and rekindle their unwavering commitment and patriotism to the country.
He further underscored the critical importance of collective efforts in achieving a brighter future for Nigeria.
Audu applauded President Tinubu’s inclusive leadership style, citing his willingness to extend an olive branch to political opponents and appoint individuals from various political affiliations into his cabinet as a testament to his selfless dedication to the nation’s progress.
The Minister called upon all Nigerians to emulate this spirit of unity and collaboration. He stressed that President Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope’ promises to Nigerians can only be fulfilled through collective determination and unwavering unity.
The Minister pledged his utmost commitment to revitalizing the Steel sector. He assured the nation that, much like the President himself, he has hit the ground running to ensure the resurgence of this multi-billion-dollar natural steel asset.
Audu moted that the revival of the Ajaokuta and other Steel Companies holds immense potential, promising to generate millions of direct and indirect jobs, boost Nigeria’s economy, and strengthen the value of the Naira.
In addition, the Minister commended President Tinubu for securing a substantial $3 billion steel investment for Nigeria during the recent G20 Summit in India, affirming the President’s resolute dedication to reinvigorating Nigeria’s dormant steel sector.
Audu passionately implored Nigerians from all walks of life to wholeheartedly embrace President Bola Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda, emphasizing its pivotal role in fostering ongoing economic transformation and driving essential developmental projects.