The member representing the Ajaokuta Federal constituency at the National Assembly, and Chairman of the West African Ceramics Limited Ajoaokuta, Alhaji Lawal Idrisu, has advocated vigorous expansion of the country’s industrial base.
The lawmaker asserted that with a strong industrial capacity, the economy can better withstand the likely devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic that is threatening the whole world
Idrisu, who is also the chairman of the West African Ceramic Ltd, Ajaokuta, Kogi State, while presenting items to the fourteen wards in the local government, as part of West African Ceramics Limited palliative to assist in ameliorating the effects of the restriction of movement, said the gesture is to encourage and give hope to members of its host community in this difficult period.
Some of the items shared included 300 bags of rice, 150 cartons of food seasoning, 150 cartons of groundnut oil and N10,000 stipends.
He called on the people of the areas, particularly the youth, to partner with the government, so that development programmes initiated will achieve their desired impact.
He called on Nigerians to support one another in the face of the rampaging Coronavirus disease, saying that humanity will overcome all the challenges it poses.
He assured that the company will continue to partner with the people, most especially that it has been a veritable support to making the company realize its objectives.
He pointed out that the company is presently rehabilitating the Ofunene Ajoaokuta road, promised to begin work on the Adogo Ajoaokuta road to help ease the sufferings of motorists.
He noted that the company has been a part of the people, as it has intervened in education, water, building of church and mosque for the people, promised to do more in the coming year.