R-L; President Muhammadu Buhari, Chairman BUA Group, Alh Abdul Samad Rabiu, Chairman CMAN Alh Lawal Bello, Managing Director BUA Cement Mr. Yusuf Binji and Director Shehu Abubakar during an audience at the State House, Abuja. Photo; Sunday Aghaeze
President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the BUA Group for its strides in narrowing the gap between demand and supply of cement in the country.
The President made the commendation in Abuja, while receiving a delegation from the BUA, led by the Chairman, Alhaji Abdus Samad Rabiu, which was on a thank-you visit.
President Buhari had last month visited Sokoto to commission the Line 4 of BUA Cement, which would ensure further availability of cement to bridge the about three million tonnes deficit of the commodity.
Alhaji Rabiu said BUA Group was currently building more factories in two different parts of the country, which will contribute about six million additional tonnes to cement supply.
He said President Buhari’s presence at the commissioning of its Line 4 had sent a strong message of commitment to industrialisation of the country.
Alhaji Rabiu said BUA Group was ready to work with the Federal Government, and all other relevant stakeholders, maintaining that the consistent effort of the Government in supporting local capacity has helped them a great deal.
He further thanked the President for what he called his forthrightness, vision, and passion for Nigeria.
Reporting by Abdullah Bello, editing by Daniel Adejo.