Leading cement giant in Africa, BUA Cement, has donated relief materials worth millions of naira to its host communities to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
The relief materials included 350 bags of rice and 22 500 facemasks and the company also promised to deliver hand sanitisers in coming days. These items were donated to Okpella, Okpekpe, Ibie and Elele Communities.
Commenting on the gesture, Engr. Yusuf Binji, Managing Director/CEO, BUA Cement plc, noted that the relief materials would help reduce the spread of the virus and also provide a much-needed supply of staple items during the period.
According to Engr. Binji, “As a responsible organisation, we understand the plight of our host communities and we know that some of them have been at home and must have run out of food supplies. We believe this donation will go a long way to ameliorate the negative effect of the lockdown.”
Representing the BUA Cement CEO at the handover, Richard Gidado, a General Manager at the company’s BUA Cement plant, Obu Okpella, stated that the donation was aimed at complementing the effort of the government to mitigate the negative effects of the lockdown.
Taking delivery of the items, Okpella Community leader, High Chief Tunde Ajie, thanked the chairman, CEO and management of BUA Cement PLC for the donation and assured them that the relief materials will be equitably distributed among the residents.
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