Nigerian parliament approves funds to revive Ajaokuta steel plant

After nearly 40 years, Nigeria is trying to revive the idle steel factory, once billed as Africa’s biggest steel plant.

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    After 38 years, Nigeria’s parliament has finally approved $1bn to revive one of Africa's biggest steel plants.

    The approval came after an exclusive Al Jazeera report on how corruption was blocking the company's revival.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris revisits the Ajaokuta Steel Company.


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