Ebira Youth Congress Calls For Removal Of NIOMCO’S Sole Administrator

Posted on August 1, 2022


The Ebira Youth Congress (EYC) has seek for the removal of the Sole Administrator of National Iron Ore Mining Company (NIOMCO), Itakpe in Kogi State, Mr Augustus Nkechika.

The Ebira Youth Congress which was frown at the operational recklessness, wanton desolation and unabated thievery at the NIOMCO, wants urgent action taking again the Administrator.

“The Itakpe steel site currently sobers for being flippantly diminished basically for the managerial negligence and incompetence of the Chief Executive, whose actions and inactions stake such predilection on many rounds. Itakpe, which raises aloft our hope a prosperity for posterity currently wallows its plants and machineries in hapless wreckage and twist without investigative reports or prosecution,” the Ebira Youth Congress said in a statement released on Sunday and signed by President-General, Obiyo Ateiza Aliyu.

“This is a steel of an outcrop of about 4.3km and 950m of length and width respectively, and presently of about 630m from its original 950m above the sea level, sitting on a much larger deposit beneath.

“The company’s warehouse has been emptied, with the Power and Utility Department completely marred with multiple armoured copper cable cart-off. Osara Dam, which is a unit under Beneficiation is now totally crippled by having all equipments, including the transformer, pumping machines and other critical appliances stolen. The Pilot Mining Transformer Container of the company remains elusive, another, is the multiple vandalism of the rail tracks within the steel territory.

“The extremely suspicious and disturbing fire destruction of the multi-billion naira Modern Hydraulic Drillers which happened recently, and Cargo Truck at the Ore Rail Line. We understand that the investigations are still being manipulated, not undermining the numerous key company valuables, including a Wagon Carrier Locomotive running into hundreds of millions of naira, looted under an auction cover.

“It’s unfortunate that these and the likes reflect the claptrap rearing its ugly head in Itakpe, and hence, stirring our wariness of the likely repercussive proposition of the much-sung expected Russian Technical Auditors, who might swiftly deem the site as “Damaged Beyond Repair” if the prevailing trend is not knocked off at once by rejigging the management without further delay. And else, our “Itakpe” would be no more in due course,” the Congress said.

“We charge the Kogi State Executive Governor, Mr Yahaya Bello, the Nigeria’s Mines and Steel Development Minister, the Ohinoyi and other esteemed voice of Ebira nation to expeditiously pore over the theft and spoliation in Itakpe as well as the professional locus of Mr Nkechika to superintend the steel company from the Finance Personnel in the first place.”

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