BUA Group has announced plans to construct a N7.5billion ultra-modern specialist hospital in Kano State of Nigeria through its foundation, BUA Foundation.
Abdulsamad Rabiu, Bua’s executive chairman and CEO told a visiting Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano State, when the governor led a team of the state’s executive council on a courtesy visit to BUA Group’s corporate headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.
Rabiu praised Ganduje’s effort towards making the state a viable destination for business and expressed satisfaction with initiatives in place to promote private-public partnership initiatives while assuring that BUA Group was willing to collaborate with the state on various projects that are in line with BUA’s sustainable impact investment philosophy.
The Kano State government has already provided land for the hospital project, which Rabiu described as an ultra-modern specialist hospital comprising 220-beds to be sited on a built up area of 15,000 square kilometers (sqm).
According to Rabiu, the hospital, when completed will have “the most modern imaging and diagnostic equipment that will go a long way in alleviating the suffering of Nigerians who need medical attention and reduce our dependence on foreign medical tourism.”
According to Rabiu, this will complement the state government’s efforts in healthcare delivery for the people of Kano.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who was accompanied by Yusuf Abdullahi Ata, the speaker of the state’s house of assembly, and members of his cabinet, expressed delight over BUA’s multi-million dollar BUA Rice Mill in the state, which is the largest in Nigeria and Zero-Interest Rice Outgrowers Scheme, which has achieved very positive results so far.
Ganduje said the people of Kano State were proud of BUA’s contribution to the Nigerian economy and praised the company for promoting local production to reduce the over dependence on foreign made goods.
BUA Group, established in 1988, is a conglomerate with varied interests in foods, mining and infrastructure. The company has investments in cement, sugar estates and refineries, rice, oil and gas, steel, port operations and logistics, which makes it one of the largest employers of labour in Nigeria.