Senior General Manager overseeing the construction of sugar plant owned by BUA GROUP, Abdulrasheed Olayiwola has said the refinery will offer direct 5,000 jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs to Nigerians after completion.
He disclosed this on Tuesday at the factory site in Lafiaji, Kwara State.
According to him, the Chairman of BUA GROUP, Abdul Samad Rabiu has made available every facility, including a three-mile private airstrip capable of receiving wide-bodied aircraft to making the inauguration date come to reality.
Abdulrasheed who said that, the sugar refinery is sitting on a 20,000 hectres of land space that has been segmented into functional departments, including the sugar plantation, housing estate, health centre and school and a vast irrigation scheme designed to provide water where it is needed, added that Sugar Refinery is not like any other in the country.
He disclosed that the BUA plant is a four-in-one entity that has incorporated in it, a sugar mill, an ethanol production unit, the refinery and a power plant of 35 Megawatts power generation capacity.