Rabiu Meets Buhari, As ASR Donates N10bn To Nigeria’s Security Trust Fund

Caption: President Muhammadu Buhari (middle); Abdul Samad Rabiu, founder and Executive Chairman, BUA Group (Left), and Niyi Adebayo, Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment (Right); during the visit of Rabiu and BUA Group Management Team, to the State House in Abuja, on Friday.

Businessman, Industrialist, and Philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, on Friday in Abuja announced the donation of N10bn to the Nigeria Security Support Fund from his foundation- the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa).

The donation for provision of some security equipment, medical and other supplies, upgrade of health facilities and other infrastructure for families of those on the frontlines, was made when he visited the Villa to brief President Muhammadu Buhari on the various strides of the BUA Group over the past few years.

The visit, Rabiu explained in a statement, was “to identify with President Muhammadu Buhari, during whose tenure BUA has built over 10 factories with two of the group’s subsidiaries now amongst the top 10 largest publicly listed companies in Africa, and to further support the efforts of his administration in business as well as in the security space.

Responding, President Buhari said it was heartwarming to see and hear of Nigerian companies doing so much within Nigeria, and Africa, especially in the area of production using locally available raw materials.

He also expressed satisfaction with the achievements of BUA which had led to phenomenal growth within such a short time.

“As a Government, we know we have done a lot in this regard, and we will continue to do more to support the aspirations of serious businesses, big and small, by providing an enabling environment as well as supporting value creation within Nigeria,” he stressed.