Post Views: 173 As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Nigeria, Adamawa state on Tuesday received three ambulances and a cheque for N200m from BUA ...
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Nigeria, Adamawa state on Tuesday received three ambulances and a cheque for N200m from BUA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the BUA Group, as part of its support for the fight against the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Receiving the gifts, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri expressed appreciation to the chairman of BUA Foundation, Abdul Samad Rabiu for fulfilling a pledge to support the state in its fight against COVID-19.
Representatives of BUA Foundation and Director of Government Relations of BUA Group, Aliyu Idi Hong and Yusuf Binji, Managing Director of BUA Cement respectively, whilst presenting the three ambulances and N200m cash donation, said it is in line with BUA’s promise to work with Nigeria and support Nigerians in fighting the pandemic.
They expressed that BUA remains committed to its social obligations everywhere it operates and will continue to assist across Nigeria and Africa.
They noted that “BUA Foundation, through its Chairman Abdul Samad Rabiu, has committed in excess of N7bn in cash, foodstuff, and medical supplies amongst other things across Nigeria – from the Federal level to states, to agencies and various initiatives.
“In continuation of the support to alleviate the impact of the pandemic, BUA decided to donate the sum of N200million to Adamawa state and 3 ambulances to help the state towards identifying, moving and managing patients of COVID-19 in the state”, he added
On his part, Governor Fintiri praised BUA Foundation for the surprise donation and urged other well-meaning Nigerians and corporate bodies to assist the government in the fight against the pandemic.
He assured that his administration will “make a very good use of the ambulances and the money given to the state’s COVID-19 response. We will put the ambulances and the money to good use in fighting the pandemic.”
Caption: Representative of BUA Foundation, Yusuf Binji, Managing Director BUA Cement (Left) presenting a N200m donation by BUA foundation to Governor Fintiri of Adamawa State to help the state combat the Coronavirus pandemic in Adamawa state.