BY ANKELI EMMANUEL, Sokoto
BUA Cement has commissioned a 10,000-liter overhead water tank project it provided for the people of Gagi and also installed 500KVA transformer at Gidan Baduwa all in Sokoto South local government area of the state.
Addressing the benefiting jubilant community members, the Managing Director of BUA Cement, Engr Yusuf Binji said the company believed in complementing government’s efforts in the provision of basic amenities to the citizenry.
Binji, who was represented by BUA’s Director of Health, Community Affairs, Safety and Environment, Engr Tukur Lawal said the company is committed to its corporate social responsibility to host communities.
“We believe in giving back to the communities, appreciating the unconditional support and understanding we receive from our host communities and State. It is in this regard that the company sponsored the construction of this mechanized borehole with 10,000 liters tank capacity, in order to provide portable drinking water to the expanding Gagi community.
“In the same vein, the company also sponsored the installation of a 5000KVA transformer to Gidan Baduwa community in order to enhance electricity supply in the area and boost socio-economic activities within and around the community,” he said.
Continuing, Engr Lawal said BUA Cement had also provided similar motorized and solar powered boreholes, transformers, drugs and hospital equipment.
These, according to him, are in addition to the 118 students of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States who are to be given scholarship grants this month.
”As part of the educational sector contributions, BUA Cement is also donating school tables and exercise books to about 20 schools within Sokoto metropolis and Wamakko local government,” he said.
Speaking earlier, the District Head of Gagi (Darlin Yakin Gagi), Alhaji Umar Jabbi, thanked BUA Company’s management for its continued contributions to the lives of host communities.