The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa), the philanthropic arm of BUA Group, has commenced the construction of 120 family housing units (Corporal and Below Quarters) for the Nigerian Army. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment Giri in Abuja on November 9, 2023.
This project is part of a larger N10 billion Security Support Fund donated by ASR Africa in 2022 to boost the Nigerian Armed Forces and security agencies. Of this amount, N2 billion has been allocated specifically to the Nigerian Army.
Dr. Ubon Udoh, the Managing Director/CEO of ASR Africa, emphasized that the donation is a testament to the initiative’s commitment to supporting security agencies and promoting peace and security in Nigeria. He stated, “We believe that there can be no meaningful development without adequate peace and security in the nation.”
Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff, expressed his gratitude for ASR Africa’s philanthropic gesture. He commended Abdul Samad Rabiu and BUA Group for their extraordinary support to the Nigerian Army and highlighted the positive impact it will have on the morale of personnel. Lagbaja said, “This support will boost the morale of our personnel in delivering adequate security to Nigerians.”
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by senior officers of the Nigerian Army, including the Chief of Policy and Plans, Major General B. R. Sinjen, and the Chief of Logistics, Major General E. Akerejola. Other members of the ASR Africa team were also present.
ASR Africa was established in 2021 to provide sustainable, impact-driven, and locally rooted solutions to developmental challenges affecting Health, Education, and Social Development within Africa. The initiative is the brainchild of African industrialist, philanthropist, and BUA Group Chairman Abdul Samad Rabiu.
Source: Guardian Newspaper