Speaking yesterday while on an oversight visit to the complex, in Ajaokuta, Kogi State, he described the non-completion of the steel company as a national embarrassment.
The Speaker ruled out concessioning of the plant, saying that such would amount to handing over the nation’s assets to ‘asset stripers’.
He said: “Any patriotic Nigerian that visits this plant cannot but shed tears. Any foreigner who visits this plant cannot but agree that we are from shithole country.
“Anyone who try to re-introduce concessioning as a way forward will definitely have problem with us at the house.”
He said whatever it would take for the plant to be brought back to life for the benefit of all Nigerians, will be done.
“We are aware of local and international conspiracy against the plant, but we are determined to get the money from every angle to complete it.
The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello advocated for the deployment of recovered looted funds towards the completion of the plant.