From Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto
The BUA Cement Company has donated medicines and a motorized solar borehole worth twenty-five million naira to host communities in Wamakko Local Government Area in Sokoto State.
Presenting the drugs to the representative of the beneficiary communities, the General Manager and CEO of BUA Cement Engr. Yusuf Haliru Binji said the gesture was to ensure that clinics and hospitals in host communities have adequate medicines.
Binji, who was represented by the head of administration and corporate services, Sada Suleiman, pointed out that the gesture was an annual event, saying that the company had donated the same last year to seven host communities, but had decided to extend it to eight communities this year.
Suleman further revealed that the company has also carried out empowerment programs through scholarships, building mosques training vulnerable people to gain skills in host communities.
His words: “What you are witnessing today is that we are giving back what communication gave us.”
The beneficiary clinics are, Mobile Police, Gidan Boka, Gidan Bailu, Kalambaina, Bakin Kusu, Wajeke, Sabon Garin-Alu and Arkilla
In addition, the company donated a borehole with a capacity of 10,000 gallons of water to the Dagelawa community in the state’s Wamakko local government area.
The water project which consists of a motorized solar system, six water taps and an overhead tank aims to cushion the effects of water scarcity in the community.
Wamakko Local Government Deputy Chairman, Alhaji Zubairu Muhammad Dundaye, on behalf of the communities, thanked the company management for this kind gesture.
He said the water supply facility would go a long way in improving the lot of the beneficiary communities.
The Vice President urged other enterprises in the state to emulate the BUA, noting that the provision of infrastructure is not reserved for the government alone.
In his remarks, Wajeke District Chief Alhaji Muhammad Mailatu Gumbi appreciated the efforts of the cement company to live up to its corporate social responsibilities, adding that it will save residents from having to travel a long distance in search drinking water.