Nigerian Cement manufacturing company, BUA Cement PLC on thursday, January 27th commissioned a 3 million metric tonnes Sokoto Line 4 cement factory in Sokoto State, Nigeria.
The event featured prominent Nigerians in attendance including the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammed Buhari who commisioned the plant, and the Executive Governor, Sokoto State among others.
In his opening remarks, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu Chairman, BUA Group, stated that BUA Cement has continiously sought to expand it’s capacity to meet the ever growing demand for Cement in Nigeria.
Furthermore, the chairman stated that in 6 years, 4 plants have been commissioned, 2 in Obu, Edo State and two in Sokoto, taking the company’s total production capacity to 17 million metric tonnes.
“In the past 6 years, we have completed 4 plants – two in Obu, Edo State and two in Sokoto (of which this sokoto line 4 is the fourth) with BUA’s total production capacity now standing at 11million tonnes with the completion of this plant,” he said.
Rabiu stated that in 2023, the group will continue to invest more in the cement industry until Nigeria is self-sufficient and cement is made available, accessible, and affordable for all Nigerians.
Speaking on future projections, he explained that the company intends to complete the construction of two new plants, in Edo and Sokoto, both of which have a production capacity of 3 million metric tonnes each and are currently under construction. We expect these plants to be completed next year which will bring our total production capacity to 17million metric tonnes.