Caption: From left, Major General O. J. Akpor, Chief of Administration, Dr Ubon Udoh, MD/CEO, ASR Africa; Major General E. Akerejola, Chief of Logistics, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Major General B. R. Sinjen, Chief of Operations at the groundbreaking ceremony for the 120 Units of Family Corporal & Below Quarters its Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment, Giri Abuja.
The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa), the philanthropic initiative of the Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, on Thursday said it has commenced the construction of 120 family housing units for Nigerian Army Corporals and below
The groundbreaking ceremony at the Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment Giri, in Abuja, ASR said the grant forms part of the N10bn Security Support Fund donated in 2022 to the Nigerian Armed Forces and security agencies, of which N2bn was allocated to the Nigerian army.
Speaking at the event, the Managing Directors/ CEO of ASR Africa Dr. Ubon Udoh reiterated that this donation is to further support security agencies, since there can be no meaningful development without adequate peace and security in the nation.
He further commended the leadership of the Nigerian Army for prioritizing the welfare of the men and women of the Nigerian Army, and promised continued support by the ASR team in ensuring the full implementation and delivery of the project.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, appreciated Abdul Samad Rabiu, for his kind and rare gesture to the Nigerian Army, adding that this support will further boost the morale of the personnel in delivering adequate security to Nigerians.
The high point of the event was the laying of foundation for the 120 Units of Family Corporal and Below Quarters (CBQ) by the MD/CEO of ASR Africa, Dr Ubon Udoh and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja.
In attendance also were the Chief of Policy and Plans, Major General B. R. Sinjen; the Chief of Logistics, Major General E. Akerejola and other senior officers of the Nigerian Army, and the ASR Africa team.