Abuja – November 9th, 2023
The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa), the philanthropic initiative of the Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has kicked off the construction of 120 family housing units (Corporal and Below Quarters) for the Nigerian Army with a groundbreaking ceremony which held at the Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment Giri, in Abuja today. This grant forms part of the 10billion Naira Security Support Fund donated by ASR Africa in 2022 to the Nigerian Armed Forces and security agencies with 2billion Naira allocated to the Nigerian army.
Speaking at the event, the MD/CEO of ASR Africa, Dr. Ubon Udoh, reiterated that this donation is to further support security agencies as 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 the Chairman of ASR Africa and BUA group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, for his kind and rare gesture to the Nigerian Army. He added 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.
About ASR Africa:
Africa is the brainchild of African Industrialist, Philanthropist, and Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) was established in 2021 to provide sustainable, impact-based, and innovative solutions to developmental issues affecting Health, Education and Social Development within Africa. ASR Africa partners with Governments and organizations to create sustainable solutions that improve lives and build a brighter future for the continent.
L-R: 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