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Group set to establish cement factory in Ebonyi

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BUA Group has declared preparedness to establishing a cement plan factory in the entire eastern part of Nigeria, especially in Ebonyi State.

The Group Managing Director of the company, Kabiru Rabiu, announced this in Abakaliki, when he led the management team of the firm on a visit to Governor Dave Umahi.

Mr. Rabiu bemoaned that the state has no functional cement factory despite having enormous limestone deposit. Limestone is the major raw material used in the production of cement.

“We are planning to set up a cement plant here in Ebonyi state, “The state is actually the host of the first cement plant in Nigeria, the NIGERCEM but it is quite surprising that today there is no single operational cement plant not only in Ebonyi State but in the entire eastern part of Nigeria.

“We are here because the state is blessed. It has a huge deposit of limestone which is very high in quality. The state also has coal which is a necessary energy needed for cement production.

“The state is strategically located; it is close to Enugu, close to Cross River State, close to the Middle Belt. I mean the local government where these deposits are located is very close to Benue, which is in the Middle Belt.

“We are really excited about the state, about the location, about the quality and the volume of the limestone you have for cement production here in Ebonyi State.”

Responding, Governor Umahi assured the group of total support by providing enabling environment for the company to operate.

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