BUA Cement buys one million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for ordinary Nigerians.
BUA Group says it has purchased one million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for Nigeria through the AFREXIM vaccine programme in partnership with CACOVID.
The vaccines which should be delivered by next week, will be the first delivery of vaccines to Nigeria since the COVID-19 vaccines became available.
According to BUA, the vaccines will be distributed free to Nigerians at no cost.
BUA Cement PLC is a publicly listed firm headquartered in Nigeria, founded by Kano born Forbes billionaire Abdulsamad Rabiu (attached below)
It produces and markets cement products in the country. It is the second largest producer in Nigeria  after Dangote Cement. The company was formed through the consolidation of the cement interest of the BUA Group, promoters of Obu Cement Company and the Kalambaina Company majority owned Cement Company of Northern Nigeria.
The company was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in January 2020 with a market cap of $3.2 billion being the 4th largest by Market Capitalization.