Government Is Determined To Revive Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON)
Nigerian Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima has reiterated the determination of the Bola Tinubu-led government to revive the Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON).
Senator Shettima, stated this at a meeting with the management of Russian Aluminium Company – UC RUSAL and other stakeholders in the project, during the ongoing Russia-Africa Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The meeting with the stakeholders was part of the federal governments effort to reactivate production lines at ALSCON by re-engaging with UC RUSAL and other partners in the resuscitation of the plant.
Speaking after a presentation by the UC RUSAL management, the Vice President listed the benefits for the economy in many aspects, especially in the area of energy transition, job creation both directly and indirectly, and in the development of small businesses.
Other officials at the meeting were Nigeria’s Ambassador to Russia, Shehu Abdullahi; Nigeria’s Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tugar; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mr Gabriel Aduda; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Mrs Mary Ogbe, and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), Mr Gbenga Komolafe, among others.