Group Executive Director (GED) of BUA Cement PLC Kabir Rabiu yesterday reaffirmed his company’s commitment to lowering the price of cement from between N9, 000 and N15, 000 to between N7, 000 and N8, 000.

He however hinged the company’s commitment to the pledge cement manufacturers made during their meeting with the Federal Government on the nearness of the markets to their plants nationwide.

Rabiu stated that with the inauguration of the BUA plant in Kalambiana, Sokoto State, the company plans to dispatch an additional 165 trucks daily from the plant’s cement allocation, amounting to nearly 400 trucks of cement daily entering the market.

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Rabiu reaffirmed this commitment when the Minister of Works, Dave Umahi visited the new BUA Cement facility, where he underscored the pivotal role cement would play in the road infrastructure transformation spearheaded by the administration of President Bola Tinubu.

According to a statement by spokesman to the Federal Ministry of Works, Olusola Abiola, the minister was at the factory as part of his inspection of the ongoing rehabilitation of highways in the State as well as Katsina, Kaduna and Zamfara States.


The statement reads: “We know that concrete road technology is going to be a huge success for the benefit of our people.

“We are sure that utilizing concrete road technology is the right decision and so we have not made any mistakes insisting that concrete road technology should take its root, especially in some of these key projects.

“First, I’m here to inspect, as you know, a very ambitious road project being embarked upon by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“The Federal Government was constructing 372 kilometers of roads, multiplied by two, which means its dualization.

“One road is an existing one, which we are doing complete rebuilding, and then a brand new road, again, of 372, a total of 744 km roads.

“Mr. President wants this road very fast but wasn’t too sure if we can get the volume of cement to use. So, we are constructing the first 372 kilometers running from Kaduna, Zaria, Zamfara, to Sokoto, with asphalt as the carriageway, and then the shoulders will be concrete.



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