BUA Cement Plc said on Sunday that the price of its cement product will be reduced to N3,500 per bag beginning Monday, October 2, 2023.
The news comes only a few weeks after the company’s chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu, met with President Bola Tinubu and vowed to examine the product’s price.
It stated that the price cut was in keeping with its aim to promote development in the “building materials and infrastructure sectors.”
The cement was previously sold at N4,650, although it is sold on the market for N5,000.
According to the released statement, “We refer to our previous pronouncements regarding our intent to reduce cement prices upon the completion of our new lines at the end of the year, in order to spur development in the building materials and infrastructure sectors.
“As per the commitment made to reduce prices and following a periodic review of our operations for efficiency, the management of BUA Cement Plc wishes to announce and inform our esteemed customers, stakeholders, and the public that effective October 2, 2023, we have decided to bring the price reduction forward. As a result, BUA Cement would now be sold at an ex-factory* price of 3,500 Naira per bag so that Nigerians can begin to enjoy the benefits of the price reduction before the completion of our plants.
“Upon completion of the ongoing construction of our new plants, which would increase our production volumes to 17million metric tonnes per annum, BUA Cement PLC intends to review these prices further in line with our earlier pronouncements by the first quarter of 2024.”
The market price is estimated to be between N3,850 and N4,000 following the drop. Abdul-Samad Rabiu, Chairman of BUA Group, told State House Correspondents last month during a visit to President Bola Tinubu at Aso Rock that his business was planning to lower cement prices.
The firm also stated that any pending, undelivered orders paid for at the previous prices will be examined and reduced to N3500/bag in accordance with the new pricing.