BUA Cement Confirms Fire Outbreak At Sokoto Plant’s Diesel Depot

The management of BUA Cement Plc, on Saturday confirmed that an isolated fire incident occurred at a diesel storage tank farm within the vicinity of one of our factories in Sokoto, while routine maintenance work was ongoing by a third-party contractor.

The swift response of its emergency management and mitigation services, the company said in a statement by Sada Suleiman, Assistant Director, Admin Services, at the plant, prevented any escalation of the incident or damage to the main plant and equipment.

The company confirmed the loss of three workers of the third-party contractor, in the immediate area of the incident, even as efforts are ongoing “to ascertain the exact cause of the fire outbreak at the depot which had adequate safety and control mechanisms in place.”

Members of the Federal Fire Service, State Fire Service, and the company’s fire department, the statement continued, “are working together to put the incident under total control,” assuring that “operations at the plant and production which were shut down in the aftermath of the incident as a precautionary and preventive measure, have since resumed at the factory – which was unaffected by the incident.”

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