NIGERIA – BUA Cement, one of West Africa’s largest Cement companies has announced plans to establish a mega cement manufacturing complex in Nigeria’s Adamawa state in what is seen as an ambitious expansion drive.

A statement from BUA explained that the cement manufacturing complex will comprise a three million metric tonnes cement plant and a 50 megawatts power plant.

The complex according to the BUA statement will be located in Guyuk and Lamurde local governments of Adamawa state in the North Eastern region of Nigeria.

Chairman of BUA, Abdul Samad Rabiu led the BUA Cement Management team on a courtesy call to the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to brief him of his company’s ambition.

Speaking during the visit, Abdul Samad Rabiu said preliminary findings show that the two local governments of Guyuk and Lamurde are reputed to have good quality of limestone deposits.

He said that BUA Cement is ready to begin the investment in the state adding that the BUA will use new technologies to supply power to the proposed cement plant and communities of Guyuk and Lamurde.

The Chair of Nigeria’s second largest cement company added that establishment of the cement plant would create three thousand direct and five thousand indirect jobs for residents in the state.

Rabiu stressed that the Guyuk Cement Plant will be the major investment in the North East by BUA Cement and solicited for support of Governor Umaru Fintiri to set up the factory in Guyuk.

He explained that the company made a decision to source its raw materials locally and it has invested billions of dollars in various sectors across Nigeria to actualize its goal.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri on his part said his administration’s effort in exploring local contents has started yielding results and thanked BUA for showing interest in establishing the cement plant in Guyuk.

BUA is Nigeria’s second largest Cement Producer by volume with cement plants in Sokoto and Edo States.

 The Company’s newest plant in Sokoto is expected to be operational in 2021.

When completed, the Guyuk Cement Plant will bring BUA’s total capacity to 14million metric tonnes per annum.

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