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‘Transportation, a challenge at Ajaokuta Steel’

Sada who made this disclosure during the Ministerial Platform 2014 in Abuja on Monday noted that such an integrated steel company requires a lot of…

Sada who made this disclosure during the Ministerial Platform 2014 in Abuja on Monday noted that such an integrated steel company requires a lot of logistics to transport raw materials to the plant.
He stated that Ajaokuta was to produce 1.3 million tonnes of steel annually in the first phase, 2.6 million in the second and 5.2 million in the third phases respectively which calls for huge logistics support services to achieve the goal.
He said: “Looking at the first phase of 1.3 million tonnes of steel, for you to produce that, you need to transport materials six times that volume. So, you can imagine the amount of materials you have to move up and down. But unfortunately these infrastructure, like the railways and the rail limbs, have not been developed.”