BUA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of BUA Group, a leading foods and infrastructure conglomerate, recently presented five ambulances and a cash sum of N200m to the Lagos State Government, the epicenter of the pandemic, as part of its contribution to the fight against the deadline Coronavirus (COVID-19) now ravaging the globe.
The group had earlier announced a donation of N900m, a breakdown of which showed that N300m was presented to the presidential Task Force on Covid-19 for the purpose of operations and logistics in line with the earlier pledge of BUA Group’s Founder/Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu. This was followed by the release of N600m cash to Kwara, Kaduna, Ekiti, and Rivers, which got N100m each.
Group Chief Operating Officer of BUA Group, Chimaobi Madukwe, while presenting the COVID-19 response ambulances and cheque to the First Lady of Lagos state, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu commended the effort of the Lagos State Government in curbing the effects of the virus. Madukwe also added that BUA will continue to support various effort across Nigeria to stop the virus.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, we felt a responsibility to support the state government and the people during these times.
“We are proud to be associated with the Lagos State government in this fight against the coronavirus. We are keen in contributing our quota where needed to end the pandemic and these ambulances are to ensure the people of Lagos state get the best medical attention.
“We are working tirelessly with various stakeholders to further identify places where help is needed and had since set aside a grant in addition to this cash donation and 5 ambulances from which some projects are being carried out”.
Receiving the donations on behalf of the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the First Lady of Lagos state, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu who described the donation as critical to the COVID-19 fight thanked the foundation and the BUA Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu for the gesture which will strengthen the state’s response to the pandemic.
Caption: L-R: O’tega Ogra, Group Head, Corporate Communications, BUA Group, Chimaobi Madukwe, Representative of BUA Foundation and Group Chief Operating Officer, BUA Group, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, First Lady of Lagos State and Dr. Oladipo Olurin, Senior Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Medical at the presentation of 5 ambulances and N200m cash donation to the Lagos State COVID-19 Response.