Cement Company of Northern Nigeria PLC
Alhaji Dr. Abdulsamad Rabiu, CON, has served as Non-Executive Chairman of Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc. since February 2, 2010. He had his early education at Federal Government College of Kano State Polytechnic after which he proceeded to the United States to study Economics in the Capital University Columbus, Ohio, United States of America. He is the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the BUA Group of Companies which he established in 1988 as a trading company engaged in the importation and marketing of iron, steel, agricultural materials as well as industrial chemicals. The BUA Group under the management of Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu acquired some public enterprises previously owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria via a competitive bidding process conducted by the Bureau of Public Enterprises. Some of the bids won were the concession rights to the Port Harcourt Ports which was later renamed BUA Ports & Terminals Limited and Lafiagi Sugar Company in Kwara State. He is also the Chairman of BUA Sugar Refinery Limited, BUA Flour Mills in Lagos and Kano, Nigerian Oil Mills Limited, BUA Oil Mills Limited, Lagos. In addition his Company bought stakes in Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc, Sokoto in 2008 and Edo Cement Company Limited, Okpella. He was recently appointed as the Chairman of Bank of Industry and he also sits on the board of several other notable companies.