BUA Foundation, the charitable arm of conglomerate, BUA Group, has made a donation of N200 million in cash and three ambulances to the Adamawa State government in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, governor of Adamawa State, while receiving the donations, expressed his appreciation to Abdul Samad Rabiu, chairman, BUA Foundation, for fulfilling a pledge he made a couple of weeks ago to support the state in its fight against COVID-19.
Aliyu Idi Hong, director, government relations, BUA Group, and Yusuf Binji, managing director, BUA Cement, who represented that foundation at the presentation, said the donation to Adamawa state is in line with BUA’s promise to work with Nigeria and support Nigerians in fighting the pandemic. They further added that BUA remains committed to its social obligations everywhere it operates and will continue to assist various efforts across Nigeria and Africa.
“BUA Foundation through its chairman Abdul Samad Rabiu has committed in excess of N7 billion in cash, foodstuff, and medical supplies amongst other things across Nigeria – from the federal level to states, to agencies and various initiatives,” said the representatives of BUA Foundation.
“In continuation of the support to alleviate the impact of the pandemic, BUA decided to donate the sum of N200million to Adamawa state and 3 ambulances to help the state towards identifying, moving and managing patients of COVID-19 in the state”, they added
On his part, Fintiri eulogized BUA Foundation for the surprising donation and urged well-meaning Nigerians and corporate bodies to keep assisting the government in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
“I wish to show my deep appreciation for this wonderful gesture which was provided by a patriotic Nigerian and the Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu. He made his pledge and fulfilled it a day after. I assure you we will make a very good use of the ambulances and the money given to the state’s COVID-19 response. We will put the ambulances and the money to good use in fighting the pandemic,” Fintiri added.