The BUA Cement Plc, a subsidiary of BUA Group has received an award of recognition from Okpella Graduates Association, OGA, in Okpella Community, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.
Recall that the company had in November 2020 donated six units of 500KVA transformers and two security patrol vehicles to the community.
The spokesman to BUA, Sunday Ogieva, in a statement issued on Thursday, said the recognition followed BUA’s fulfilling of its role in the community development agreement signed between them and Okpella community.
He said: “The association in a visit to BUA Cement in Okpella presented the award to Yusuf Binji, the Managing Director, BUA Cement in company of Richard Gidaddo, General Manager Administration and Ahmed Idris the Plant Director.”
Receiving the award, Mr Binji noted that the relationship and communication between the BUA Cement and the community was mutual and still intact, adding that the company takes the plight of its host communities very seriously.
The statement quoted the managing-director as expressing the company’s resolve to make life more meaningful for the people of Okpella.
The statement said: “I thank you all for this award. This is an indication that the mutual understanding and communication we have is still very much intact and respected.
“We have always played our part as a responsible organization and we will continue to make sure that every of our projects are impactful and yield desired results.
“We are delighted not by just this gesture but by the understanding you have shown us.
“Let me assure you all that we take the plight of our host communities very seriously and we are very committed to make life more meaningful for the people of our host communities.” the statement added.
The spokesman also revealed that the association presented an award to the General Manager, Mr Gidado for his role in the development of the community.
Mr Ogieva noted that BUA assured the association that more development projects are underway being that the company operates strategically from Okpella in Edo State and Kalambaina in Sokoto State.