Pandemic: Sahel Aluminum donates to Yobe Support Fund
From Yahaya Wakili, Damaturu
Yobe Sahel Aluminum Company has donated the sum of N250, 000 to State COVID-19 Support Account as part of its contribution to stop the spread of the disease in the state.
The General Manager of the Company, Alhaji Muhammad M.B. Muhammad disclosed this in a chat with newsmen on the pandemic recently.
Speaking on the resuscitation of the company, he said N94million was approved for the company.
“What we have on ground has improved the company production capacity from a mere 400 metres to about 15, 000 metres a day and since after the approval, the company has been making profit despite the fact that we have a long way to go,” he added.
The General Manager further said in its effort to create employment, “we have employed more factory staff and we are willing to employ more especially with the commencement of the 3, 600 housing units.”
He explained that, “we are planning to employ about 60 factory staff to consolidate our effort in making sure we meet up the demand of the housing estate as well as create a lot of indirect employment.”
Muhammad revealed that the company has also created jobs for local refrigerator fabrications, adding: “we created employment for the prisoners by supplying them with aluminum scrap which is being used.
Speaking on the challenges of the company, he said, “the challenge we have now is lack of delivery truck for the delivery of our finished goods for which the governor has assured us of the procurement of new delivery truck and overhauling the aged ones.
“Our product has been in the market and we are making sales for the government for their private sectors, especially with the directive the governor he has giving to all contractors that they should buy there roofing sheets from Sahel Aluminum, being a government company,” he added.