BUA Cement, one of West Africa’s largest Cement companies, says it is set to establish a three-million metric ton cement plant and 50 megawatts power plant in Guyuk and Lamurde local governments of Adamawa state in the North-Eastern region of Nigeria. This was revealed when the Chairman of BUA, Abdul Samad Rabiu, led the BUA Cement Management team on a courtesy call to the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in the Government House, Yola.
Speaking during the visit, Rabiu said preliminary findings showed that the two local governments of Guyuk and Lamurde were reputed to have good quality of limestone deposits and that BUA Cement was ready to begin the investment in the state. He added that the BUA would use new technologies to supply power to the proposed cement plant and communities, in addition to providing three thousand direct and five thousand indirect jobs.
The Chairman stressed that the Guyuk Cement Plant will be the major investment in the North-East by BUA and solicited the support of Governor Fintiri to set up the factory in Guyuk. Rabiu said the company made a decision to source its raw materials locally and had invested billions of dollars in various sectors across Nigeria and therefore urged the state government to support BUA to actualize the Guyuk Cement project. In addition, he praised the commitment of the governor within one year in office in many sectors of development despite the economic challenges in Adamawa.
Responding, Governor Fintiri said his administration's effort in exploring local contents had started yielding results and thanked BUA for showing interest in establishing the cement plant in Guyuk. He further assured the management team of BUA that government would make whatever is needed and provide the necessary support which will create enabling environment so that the BUA Cement company in Guyuk will become a reality.
He also expressed the readiness of the government to protect the investment once it is established and told them that his administration will maintain a good relationship with the company for the benefit of the state.
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.