BUA Cement has announced plans to crash the price of cement in Nigeria.
This was revealed by Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul-Samad Rabiu, who said this on Friday.
Rabiu made the declaration while speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja following a meeting with President Bola Tinubu.
He noted that the company was set to add two more cement plants in no distant time to support the efforts of the government towards crashing the price of cement in the country.
The completion of the plants , would bring BUA Cement’s total capacity to 17 million metric tons, a move that will reduce the price of cemebt to N3,500 per bag.
“Let me thank His Excellency Mr. President for graciously receiving me today. I came to intimate His Excellency on the affairs of our cement business. We have two new lines of 3 million tonnes each that we will be commissioned by the end of the year.
“So I came to intimate His Excellency and also to explain to him the efforts we’re making in trying to support again the efforts of the government in bringing down the price of cement.
“With this 6 million tonnes that are commissioning by the end of the year. And by the way, His Excellency has agreed to come and commission the plants, sometimes in December or early January next year.
“So I explained to him and we want to support the efforts of the government in bringing down the price of cement. By the time these lines are commissioned, BUA Cement will to be producing about 17 million tonnes per annum. And with that, we intend to bring down the price of cement from its current level of N5000 or N5500 per bag to maybe N3000 to N3500 per bag.
“And we can only do that because we’re producing cement locally. 80% of the raw materials that we’re using to produce cement are in Nigeria. We want to support the government efforts in ensuring that the price of thess commodities are brought down.
“Incidentally, I also saw the Honorable Minister David Umahi, when I was with the with His Excellency, Mr. President, and we agreed to meet so what we’re going to do is by the time we commission these two lines is to announce to Nigerians that the price of cement is going to come down.”