From Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto
In fulfilment of its corporate social responsibility, the BUA Cement Company has donated bags of cement worth N10 million to 70 communities in the Wamakko Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
The company’s Managing Director, Engr Yusuf Haliru-Binji, while presenting the items on Wednesday, said that the donation was part of the company’s annual gesture to host communities.
Haliru-Binji, who was represented by the company’s Head of Administration and Corporate Affairs, Mr Sada Suleiman, reiterated the gesture was among other corporate social responsibility programmes being executed by the company.
He explained that the effort aimed at assisting community development associations to facilitate the execution of development projects in their respective communities.
The managing director said the donation was to facilitate repairs on mosques, cemeteries, public wells, Islamic schools and other public structures in the benefiting communities.
According to him, the company also engaged in some community development projects such as the provision of potable drinking water, electrification projects, rural roads, healthcare services, educational materials supports, scholarships, women and youth empowerment.
He added that the company also undertakes infrastructural developments to complement government efforts in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States.
‘One of the priorities of the company is to complement efforts of the state government in promoting community development projects across the state.
‘As a corporate organisation, we deemed it necessary to give back to the society what was given to us by supporting our host communities,’ he added.
He appealed to the benefiting communities to make the best use of the donation for the purpose intended as it is intended for them to undertake repairs in mosques, cemeteries, wells, Islamic schools and community structures.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Council, Bello Haliru-Guiwa represented by his Secretary, Alhaji Chika Umar expressed appreciation for the company’s efforts.
Umar recalled that the company had last month donated assorted drugs to six primary health care centres in different communities.
He said the company had also awarded scholarships to students from the area and commended the management for the gesture urging the benefiting communities to make judicious use of what was given to them.
The council boss called increased gestures as the company also expanded, enjoining parents and guardians to encourage their children and wards to attend school regularly.
He also appealed to other corporate organisations and wealthy individuals to emulate the company’s gesture by making similar donations.
The District Head of Wamakko, Alhaji Aliyu Barade, thanked the company for the gesture and said they use such assistance to repair community facilities and group efforts.