REPORT: Like Dangote Cement, BUA acquired exemption to export cement
BUA Cement has acquired approval to export cement by means of the nation’s borders, in response to a report by TheCable
BUA Cement received approval earlier than Dangote Cement approached the federal government to be allowed to export cement by means of the land borders to Niger and Togo.
Michel Puchercos, chief government officer of Dangote Cement, had informed buyers on Monday that the corporate is now exporting cement in a managed method following the federal government’s approval.
A June 18 letter signed by Victor Dimka, comptroller (enforcement headquarters) for Customs deputy comptroller-general, seen by TheCable, mentioned the approval for BUA was from the Workplace of the Nationwide Safety Adviser (ONSA).
“I’m directed to ahead herewith a letter from the Workplace of the Nationwide Safety Adviser referenced NSA/227/C dated June 17, 2020, on the above material,” the letter learn.
“The vans will exit and return by means of Illela Border Station in Sokoto Ssate.
“You might be to watch the motion in direction of guaranteeing that they’re loaded solely with cement to Niger Republic and return empty again to Nigeria.”
In October 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a closure of the land borders to curb the smuggling of arms, meals objects, and arduous medicine into the nation.
The closure, which is supposed to spice up native manufacturing and strengthen safety, has taken a big toll on neighbouring international locations similar to Togo, Ghana, and Cote D’Ivoire that depend on Nigeria’s market of over 200 million folks.
Nigerian companies have additionally not been in a position to export their merchandise by means of the land borders because of the closure.