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Cement Company of Northern Nigeria gets new CEO

The Board of Directors of Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN), has announced the appointment of Engr. Yusuf Binji as its new Managing Director effective September 1, 2018. He takes over from Ibrahim Aminu who joins the larger BUA Group in an Executive Director capacity.

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Prior to this appointment, Binji was the Managing Director of Obu Cement Company (a subsidiary of BUA Cement), in Okpella, Edo State – a position he has held since February 2017.

Speaking on the appointment, Abdul Samad Rabiu, Chairman of the CCNN Board of Directors, said Yusuf Binji’s appointment was part of a restructuring effort aimed at further positioning the company for better business performance.

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Yusuf Binji brings with him experience from almost 3 decades in the African cement industry having worked with Heidelberg Africa, CCNN and BUA Cement in various capacities. Prior to joining BUA Cement, he was Technical Director at CCNN with responsibility for plant operations, maintenance, projects and power generation of the whole plant and was instrumental in the turning around of CCNN operations when BUA took over. Before then, he had worked extensively with Heidelberg Cement Africa. Whilst at Heidelberg Cement Africa, he underwent various foreign assignments to CEMENTA Slite Plant, Sweden and NORCEM Kjpsvik factory, Norway. 

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