One of Nigeria’s leading cement manufacturers, BUA, has revealed its plan to inaugurate a new cement plant in Sokoto State by January 2024.
Chairman of BUA Group, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, made the disclosure during his visit to Governor Ahmad Aliyu in Sokoto on Wednesday.
Mr Rabiu said that the company was diligently working to ensure that the new plant currently under construction in Sokoto would be ready for inauguration in January.
He informed the governor that during his meeting with President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday in Abuja, he intimated him of the company’s intention to inaugurate a new plant.
Mr Rabiu said, “Moreover, we extended an invitation to him to be our special guest at the inauguration.’’
The chairman emphasised that BUA Cement in Sokoto remained the largest private enterprise with the highest workforce in the entire North-West.
Expressing gratitude to the people of the state for providing an environment conducive to business, Mr Rabiu congratulated Aliyu on his electoral victory and pledged the group’s support for his government.
He further assured that the company would remain committed to supporting the interests of the host communities through various social intervention initiatives.
Responding, Mr Aliyu commended the BUA Group for its contributions to the state through its social responsibility programmes, describing the company’s efforts as remarkable.
He also pledged continuous support from his administration to investors in the state.