Bauchi, Nigeria – In a significant development for the industrial landscape of Bauchi State, Resident Cement Factory has unveiled plans to establish a state-of-the-art cement plant in the Gwana District. Group Chairman Dr. Abbas Waziri made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Bala Mohammed, highlighting the factory’s capacity to produce 10 million tons of cement annually. The initiative aims to tackle unemployment and drive economic growth in the area.

Governor Mohammed Expresses Approval and Support

Governor Bala Mohammed has expressed strong support for the project, which has been set in motion following his meeting with the leadership of Resident Cement Company Nigeria Ltd., led by the Commissioner of Natural Resources, Hon. Mohammed Maiwada Bello. Governor Mohammed conveyed his administration’s commitment to leveraging Bauchi State’s natural resources for economic development. “This investment reflects a significant vote of confidence in Bauchi State,” the Governor stated. “As the 4th most investment-friendly state, we are committed to fostering an environment conducive to all forms of investment.”

Economic Impact and Job Creation

The establishment of the cement plant is expected to bring substantial economic benefits to Bauchi State. The Governor emphasized the anticipated job creation and broader economic development that the project promises. The collaboration with Resident Cement Factory aligns with the state’s broader strategy to boost industrial development and enhance economic prosperity.

Partnership with Sinoma Nigeria Company

Dr. Abbas Waziri, Group Chairman of Resident Cement Factory, expressed gratitude for the warm reception and commendable leadership shown by Governor Mohammed. The $500 million project will see Sinoma Nigeria Company, a renowned Korean entity, as the contractors, ensuring the highest standards of construction and operational efficiency. “We are eager to commence this venture, promising an unflinching collaboration between Resident Cement Factory and Bauchi State,” remarked Dr. Abbas Waziri

Exploration and Expansion Plans

Resident Cement Factory is not limiting its activities to Bauchi State alone. The company is currently conducting explorations in Sokoto, Taraba, and Kogi States, aiming to expand its operations and establish the largest cement plant in Nigeria.

Dr. Abbas Waziri: A Visionary Leader

Dr. Abbas Waziri, a distinguished figure in academia, finance, and entrepreneurship, was born and raised in Nigeria. He demonstrated exceptional intellect and determination from a young age, earning a Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) and a second Ph.D. in Finance and Economy from Harvard University. His academic pursuits laid a solid foundation for his entrepreneurial ventures.

Business Conglomerate

Dr. Waziri is the visionary founder and chairman of a diversified business conglomerate. His enterprises include:

Resident Investment PLC: Aiming to drive sustainable economic growth and empower communities through strategic investments.

Tradomed Pharmaceuticals Group: Focused on integrating traditional medicine into modern healthcare systems.

Kware Cement Company Limited: Set to impact the construction industry with a state-of-the-art cement factory.

Fodio Farms: Dedicated to modernizing farming practices and enhancing food security in Nigeria.

Resident FinTech Limited: A pioneering force in the realm of Financial Technology.

Philanthropy and Social Impact

Beyond his entrepreneurial endeavors, Dr. Waziri is deeply committed to philanthropy and social responsibility. His initiatives support education, healthcare, and community development. His herbal and malaria medicines have been distributed freely to those in need across several Nigerian states, including Bauchi, ensuring that his philanthropic efforts provide tangible benefits to society.

Legacy and Impact

Dr. Waziri’s multifaceted career exemplifies a rare blend of academic excellence, entrepreneurial vision, and social responsibility. His contributions have left an indelible mark on the Nigerian economy and society at large. As a thought leader and philanthropist, Dr. Waziri remains committed to advancing knowledge, fostering innovation, and creating opportunities for prosperity.


The establishment of the new cement plant by Resident Cement Factory marks a significant milestone for Bauchi State, promising economic growth, job creation, and enhanced industrial development. With the unwavering support of Governor Bala Mohammed and the visionary leadership of Dr. Abbas Waziri, the future looks bright for this transformative project.

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