Dangote, BUA, others sign BIP of National Sugar Master Plan

The National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) on Wednesday said a total of four companies have signed unto the Backward Integration Programme (BIP) of the National Sugar Master Plan (NSMP).

The Executive Director, Mr Zacch Adedeji, during the 2022 edition of the annual NSDC media parley said the companies Dangote Sugar Refinery, BUA Sugar Refinery, Golden Sugar Refinery and KIA Africa Group. 

According to him, these BIP operators have their sites located in states across Nigeria where there are providing jobs for Nigerians and contributing to the economic fortunes of their host communities. 

He said the Dangote Sugar Refinery has its BIP sites in Numan Adamawa state and in Tunga in Nasarawa state, while the BUA Group has hers in Lafiagi, Kwara state, Golden Sugar BIP is located in Sunti, Niger state while that of KIA Africa is in Bacita, Kwara state.

According to him, in line with the expectations of Mr. President and Nigerians, they shall in the shortest possible time attain self sufficiency in sugar production, and subsequently export to countries within the continent.