By Jonah Nwokpoku
BUA Group has said that its expansion projects in Edo and Sokoto states will increase its production capacity to ten million metric tonnes before the end of 2018. Chairman/CEO BUA Group Abdul Salman Rabiu disclosed this to newsmen at the company’s 2016 annual customer forum and awards held in Abuja.
He said: “By the time we are done with our Sokoto plant, which is a subsidiary of our group and Edo cement which is our flagship plant, in 2018 we should be doing about 10 million tonnes per annum which is quite huge.”
Following its successful entry into cement manufacturing, BUA has aggressively commenced expansion across Nigeria and other African markets.
Meanwhile, the group has honoured its key distributors across Nigeria with several gifts worth over N100 million in cash and eight brand new cars.
Speaking at the event, the BUA boss said the award was made imperative by the success of the BUA Cement brand and the dedication of the distribution that have proved worthy partners within the year.
He said: “The essence of the gathering is to celebrate the success of our partners and to also interact with them as our customers. This is an acknowledgement of a solid partnership that works.
It is our way of celebrating them for constantly dealing with us through the years to this point. They have been a constant in our business, partnering with us every step of the way therefore ensuring the success of BUA Cement.
Their loyalty to the brand has helped it to maintain high level position in the market. The dedicated workforce is appreciated as well. We are rewarding our key distributors who have shown excellence and tenacity in the face of the prevailing economic situation.”
He added: “This is like our first anniversary of our open cement plant since it has been exactly a year since we started production. The year has been very and successful and we have actually seen wonders.
The success behind the brand is that we have very dedicated and competent people who continue to ensure that the plant produces best quality cement. And we are indeed grateful to them that they have made it possible for us to have the best quality cement today in Nigeria.”