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BUA Sugar Refinery Kwara State, lets take you on a ride around the facility.
Founder/Executive Chairman, BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, Monday took Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, on an offical tour of BUA’s 20,000-hectare Sugar Plantation and Refinery in Lafiagi, Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The plantation and its integrated facility, according to BUA Group, would produce about 10,000 tonnes of cane sugar per day upon completion, 35 megawatts of power from bagasse and 20 million litres of ethanol annually.
Speaking after the tour of the sugar factory, the governor described BUA as the “biggest investor” in North-central geopolitical zone, saying “I am in fact happy that this factory is sited in Lafiagi, Edu Local Government Area.”
According to him, “We want our state to be the epicentre of sugar production in Nigeria and we are willing to provide every support to businesses that will make that happen.
“When fully completed, BUA Sugar Factory has the capacity to produce 75 per cent of Nigeria’s sugar need in 10 years, but it will start fulfilling 25 per cent of the nations’s need as early as next year.
“I’m also happy to learn that 10,000 of our youths will be employed by this facility. This is a welcome development.”
BUA Sugar Factory is expected to become fully operational by next year.