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N107bn BUA’s Sokoto cement plant set to create 12000 Jobs – Group Chairman Rabiu

The BUA Group Chairman, Abdulsamad Rabiu has stated that the newly commissioned BUA cement and coal power plants built at the cost of N107bn ($350m) situated in Kalambina, Sokoto will create 2000 direct and 10,000 indirect jobs when operations begin in earnest

Speaking at the commission ceremony of the 1.5million metric tons capacity plant on Tuesday, Rabiu said the plant is equipped with ultra modern facilities which make it to operate both on fuel and coal or mixed together. The coal power plant is a 32-megawatts multi-fuel captive plant capable of generating more power than what the entire Sokoto State currently generates

newly commissioned BUA cement and coal power plants

Rabiu also stated that the plant has an added advantage of proximity to Niger and Benin Republic for export market but quickly added that “it’s the policy of the company to satisfy the local market first before export.”

The Sokoto plant which started three years ago is the biggest in the Northwestern part of Nigeria.

Nigeria’s Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday in Sokoto State inaugurated the cement and coal plant.

In his remarks, the Vice President, Osinbajo stated that Nigeria, which currently produces over 40 million metric tonnes of cement per annum, was the largest producer of the commodity in Africa and that the BUA cement plant would further consolidate the Federal Government’s efforts to be self-sufficient in cement production and a net exporter of the product.

He noted that the investment by the firm in the plant and others like it were a clear demonstration that the country had vast capacity and potential for profitable investments.

The vice-president stated that the next three years would be critical in Nigeria’s infrastructure, adding that for the country to be where it ought to be in terms of development, construction was crucial.

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