Rabiu’s philanthropic initiatives were established to support sustainable development initiatives in health, education, and social development within Nigeria and the rest of Africa through its annual $100 million dollars grant
While many a billionaire engaged in a never-ending race to amass riches to guarantee eternally their untrammelled residence in their snug life of luxury and privilege, BUA Chairman, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu, strives to spread his wealth and comfort daily among kith and kin, and the next needy family on the block.
Thus philanthropy flowers in his heart indescribable peace. It is like a very personal culture of meditation peculiar to him, a process by which he puts his primal impulses to rest and let conscious thought, compassion and morality guide his being through consummate humaneness and balancing acts. He turns to philanthropy in times of great joy and in times of strife, to celebrate a good day, to dull the severe blow of disappointments, social failures and other minor tragedies.
In a conscious and deliberate quest to institutionalize that culture of philanthropy that spurs him to do good deeds, he would rather spend his fortune on improving the lives of the needy in Nigeria nay Africa rather than squander it on guilty pleasures that defies reason and morality more often than not.
Little wonder, he has steadily evolved as Africa’s biggest philanthropist with his BUA Foundation and the phenomenal Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative.
Rabiu’s philanthropic initiatives were established to support sustainable development initiatives in health, education, and social development within Nigeria and the rest of Africa through its annual $100 million dollars grant. Often called ‘Mr. Talk and Do’ by many Nigerians, Rabiu has shown that he is not just about making money but making it available as a resource for advancing a lot of humanity.
However, for the umpteenth time, the billionaire founder of BUA Group, has bested himself in his exploits. Yesterday, Saturday, President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger Republic, received the industrialist extraordinaire, at the State House during the award of a USD3million development grant to Niger Republic by the AbdulSamad Rabiu Africa Initiative, ASR Africa.
According to Rabiu, “This is a relationship that has existed for a very long time and I am really pleased and glad to be here to come and visit with my brother and others that are here in Niger Republic. We have an excellent relationship and we are here. His Excellency, President Bazoum has been a family friend, a close family friend for many many years”.
“So, it is an honour for me to be here in Niamey and to be received by his excellency and I want to use this opportunity to thank his excellency for the warm reception , for the hospitality accorded to us, I really sincerely thank his excellency and all his colleagues from the bottom of my heart and we believe this is a relationship that has existed and will continue to exist for a very long time”.
President Mohamed Bazoum who expressed his warmest appreciation commended the BUA Chairman for his magnanimity and commitment to sustainable development opportunities in Africa. He said the donation is a demonstration of the ASR’s love and passion for the good people of Niger.