BUA Foods Promises to Deliver Value to Shareholders

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The management of BUA Foods Plc has promised to not make shareholders regret their investment in the company as it is well-position to increasingly deliver value to them.

This assurance was given by the Group Executive Director of BUA Foods Plc, Mr Kabiru Rabiu, who represented the Chairman of BUA Group Plc, Mr Abdul Samad Rabiu, at the virtual Facts Behind the Listing and Closing Gong Ceremony at the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

BUA Foods joined the nation’s main stock exchange on January 5, 2022, by introduction, boosting the market capitalisation of the NGX by N720 billion.

Speaking at today’s event, which was to engage capital market stakeholders, Mr Rabiu said the company intends to gain immensely from the listing of the firm on the bourse.

“The population of Nigeria is over 200 million and our food production capacity is still not enough to meet current demands.

“However, with the listing of our food business on the NGX, there is high hope for Nigeria in terms of building capacity for food sufficiency.

“We are, therefore, positioning our brand to take advantage of export opportunities through our strategically located plants from which foreign exchange can be generated both for the company and economy.

“As a listed company, BUA Group has benefitted first-hand from NGX’s efforts to chart a path for the sustainable development of the Nigerian economy,” he said.

Mr Rabiu added that, “It has been exciting for BUA Foods to go through a similar journey and we are confident that by leveraging the collaborative approach prevalent in the market, the entire group of companies will be equipped to increasingly deliver value to its shareholders.

“We certainly look forward to benefitting from the new opportunities that have opened up to as on the platform of the exchange.”

Earlier, the CEO of the NGX, Mr Temi Popoola, commended BUA Foods Plc for taking the bold step to join its subsidiary company, BUA Cement, as a publicly listed company on the bourse.

“The listing of BUA Foods Plc on The Exchange reaffirms the confidence that leading Nigerian corporates have in NGX as the partner of choice for raising capital and enabling sustainable growth and development.

“I must commend the efforts made by the Management of BUA Foods towards this listing and the roles played by all the professional parties to this transaction including; Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited, Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria Limited, UCML Capital Limited, APT Securities Limited and CardinalStone Securities Limited,” he said.

“At NGX, this milestone transaction is in line with our strategic objectives to improve listings and enhance investors’ participation in our market.

“As a multi-asset exchange, NGX is strategically positioned to be the preferred listing and investment destination connecting Nigeria, Africa and the world.

“I must, therefore, encourage capital market players and enthusiasts at home and abroad to pay closer attention to the plethora of opportunities available in our market both to list securities and make the most of their investments,” Mr Popoola added