By Business AM
President Muhammadu Buhari was on hand to present yet another award to Abdul Samad Rabiu, the Chairman of BUA Group at the instance of the Nigerian army.
The event which took place recently was the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference in Sokoto, where prominent Nigerians were awarded for their support to the military. Chief among the awardees was Abdul Samad Rabiu, BUA Group Chairman and founder of ASR Africa Initiative.
In May 2022, Rabiu was honoured with the Nigeria Productivity Awards, after which he was presented with a national honour as a Commander of the Federal Republic, CFR.
In October same year, he was again presented the Nigeria Excellence Award in public service
for philanthropy and interventions in education. The BUA founder was the only Nigerian
drawn from the public sector bestowed with the honour.
Speaking at the Chief of Army Staff Conference, Muhammadu Buhari directed the military
to remain apolitical and continue to operate within the framework of the constitution to ensure the successful conduct of 2023 elections.
He also urged the Army to continue to improve to their human rights obligations during operations in line with global best practices.