The House of Representatives has unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, 
Kayode Fayemi, and the Minister of State, Abubakar Bawa-Bwari.

Both ministers shunned a sectoral debate on the steel sector scheduled today to find solutions to the troubled Ajaokuta Steel Plant.

The motion on no confidence vote was moved by the Leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila.

The House via a letter dated 16th February, 2018 had invited Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Mineral and Bawa Bwari to the sectoral debate slated for Thursday, 1st March, 2018, between 11 am and 3 p.m with special focus on the steel sector, particularly on how to revive the moribund Ajaokuta steel company.

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However, the Ministers through a letter signed by Abdulkadir Muazu, Permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals, dated 27th February, 2018, with reference No: MMSD/S/BUDG2017, explained that the Ministers had prior official engagements.

Speaker Yakubu Dogara had in a letter cited, observed that the sectoral debate would have provided opportunity for officials of Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals to debunk the widespread allegations that the proposed concessionaires have tied their hands.

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