BUA Cement, a part of BUA Group has said that quality cement mix could help to decrease the occurrences of building collapse in the country.
The firm stated this at a workshop to sensitise block and concrete makers on how to apply the right mix of cement with other components to guarantee the production of standard blocks and concretes.
It added that it was part of its work put to address building collapse in the country
The General Manager, Sales, BUA Cement, Obu Plant, Nasiru Ladan, said investigation had shown that sub-standard cement mix was a major cause of building collapse.
Ladan spoke at the one-day workshop tagged, ‘Optimising cement usage to achieve better quality and yield of blocks’ organised by BUA in partnership with the Modern Skills Training Centre of the Industrial Training Fund.
He explained that the purpose of the workshop was to deliberate, decide and come up with a better knowledge on how to get the best out of cement.
He said, “It is one thing to have good cement; and another thing to mix it in combination with other materials.
With the issue of building collapse in Nigeria, various studies show it is as a result of either not using the right cement or bad mix.
So, we are here to let the block makers know the right mix of cement with the right materials to produce the highest quality blocks for public use.
When good blocks and concrete are produced, the issue of building collapse would be properly addressed.
Ladan said BUA, on its part, would continue to produce quality cement, adding that the firm was at the edge of finishing its second production line in Okpella, Edo State.
With this second line operational, you are assured that there will be an increase in cement production and supply to Rivers State and other neighbouring states to satisfy the demands of the people,” he finally said.