By Dipo Olowookere
The sum of N100 million has been donated by BUA Group to the Kebbi State government to support victims of the recent flooding in the northern state of Nigeria.
The conglomerate said the financial assistance was given to the state government as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes.
Chairman of BUA Group, Mr Abdul Samad Rabiu, stated that his company remains committed to its sustainable development obligations as a responsible corporate citizen and will keep supporting various social and humanitarian interventions wherever it can.
He commiserated with the Governor, Mr Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, the Kebbi State government, communities and individuals affected by the floods, enjoining all stakeholders to support recovery efforts.
Meanwhile, the organisation has announced the donation of an additional N350 million to the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID).
CACOVID, a private sector-led group led by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was established in March 2020 to assist the government in combating the Coronavirus disease in the country.
When the organisation was set up about six months ago, BUA Group was among the corporate firms which donated N1 billion to support the federal government’s fight against COVID-19.
The announcement of an additional N350 million has brought the total donation of BUA Group to CACOVID to N1.35 billion.
Mr Rabiu, in his remarks, specifically commended the efforts of the Governor of the CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele, in coordinating the CACOVID intervention efforts in a transparent and accountable manner.
“I must also commend the efforts of Governor Godwin Emefiele who has brought his astute leadership to bear in the running of CACOVID with Aliko Dangote and other members of the CACOVID steering committee – of which BUA is a pioneer member.
“We intend to keep monitoring the situation in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders and are ready to contribute even more, where necessary,” Mr Rabiu said.
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