EDO STATE – Africa’s leading cement giant, BUA Cement has donated relief materials worth
millions of naira to its host communities in Edo State to cushion the negative effect of the
precautionary measures put in place to check the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The relief materials included 350 bags of rice and 22,500 facemasks whilst the company also
promised to deliver hand sanitizers 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
supply. We believe this donation will go a long way to ameliorate the negative effect of the
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 ameliorate 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 that the
relief materials will be equitably distributed among the residents.