Abdulfatai Abdulsalami, Sokoto
Bua Cement during the week inaugurated a 10,000 litre capacity mechanised borehole at Gagi in Sokoto South local government and 500kva electricity transformer at Gidan Baduwa in Wamakko local government areas of Sokoto state.
Inaugurating the projects, the Managing Director, Engr Yusuf Halliru Binji, represented by a Director at the company, Engr, Tukur Lawal at the two occasions, said the projects were provided to compliment “government’s efforts in the provision of basic amenities to its host communities.
“We believe in giving back to the communities, appreciating the unconditional support and understanding that we receive from our host communities and state.
“In addition to these projects, in the current year (2022), the company provided similar projects at Gidan Gamba (borehole), Hunde Cibuwa (500kva transformer), Rugar Wuro (500kva transformer), Specialist Hospital Sokoto (transformer), solar powered borehole in Dagelawa, drugs and hospital equipment to eight clinics within Wamakko local government.
“We are also currently executing similar projects in Gidan Fulani, Bakin Kusu (installation of a 500kva transformer) solar borehole at Gidan Sanda, all in Wamakko local government. These projects will be completed this month and will be commissioned accordingly.
“One hundred and eighteen students (118) will also receive their scholarship grants this month, to enable them continue with their studies, after a prolonged ASUU strike. These students are from Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states and are both continuing and fresh beneficiaries. As part of the educational sector contribution, BUA Cement is also donating school tables and exercise books to about 20 schools within Sokoto metropolis and Wamakko local government.
“We are also renovating classroom blocks and conveniences at Abdulrasheed Adisa Raji School for the physically challenged. All these projects and programs are essential and part of our corporate social responsibility initiative, to better the lives and living conditions of our host communities and state,” Engr Binji said.
He commended the Sokoto state government “for its unconditional support to the company and for always supporting our efforts for better operations.”
Appreciating BUA Cement, the District Head of Gagi, Umar Sani said the borehole will go a long way in providing portable water to members of the community.
Also, the District Head of Arkilla, Aliyu Hassan commended BUA Cement for continued provision of amenities to host communities in the area.