Abdul Samad Rabiu Initiative Africa

ASR Africa expands coverage with 10billion Naira grant for Healthcare
intervention in 4 states …Kwara, Sokoto, Ogun and Edo States set to benefit

Tuesday June 22,2020 | Newsroom

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa), brainchild of industrialist, philanthropist and
BUA Group Founder, Abdul Samad Rabiu has today announced that it is expanding its 2021
programme with a 10billion Naira grant towards healthcare interventions in four states – Ogun,
Sokoto, Kwara and Edo States. This was made known in an announcement by the initiative.

Speaking on the new grant, Ubon Udoh, Managing Director of ASR Africa said, “Since the
inception of the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative and its 100million Dollars Africa Fund for
Social Development, we have identified key development needs in Healthcare, Education and
Social Development within Nigeria and the African continent at large, and commenced
implementation of some of these projects. In addition to this and based on our sub-national
healthcare needs assessment, ASR Africa has now decided to commit 2.5billion Naira each to four
states within Nigeria – Ogun, Kwara, Sokoto and Edo States.”

According to him, this expanded grant will be dedicated towards HealthCare Interventions from
Maternal & Child Health to Health Infrastructure, capacity development amongst others.

“We will develop mutual accountability frameworks with the state implementation teams after
which fifty percent of the grant will be disbursed immediately to commence implementation of
the projects. The remaining fifty percent will be released in line with agreed delivery milestones”
Ubon added.

Established in 2021, the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative seeks to support sustainable
development initiatives in the Health, Education and Social Development within Nigeria and the
rest of Africa, every year. 

ABOUT ASR AFRICA

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative seeks to support sustainable development initiatives in the Health, Education and Social Development within Nigeria and the rest of Africa, every year. For more information visit asrafrica.org or email asrafrica[at]buagroup[dot]com

ASR Africa Initiative – the brainchild of Abdul Samad Rabiu, Founder and Executive Chairman of BUA Group has provided a grant of One (1) billion Naira to Ahmadu Bello University as part of its yearly $100million ASR Africa Fund for Social Development & Renewal. This One Billion Naira grant will go towards the provision of a Hostel and Department Building as identified by the University today.

African Industrialist and Philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, had on Monday launched the ASR Africa Initiative for Education, Health and Social Development in Africa which focuses mainly on equipping facilities, researchers, healthcare practitioners and community-level service providers and also supporting the efforts of various Governments in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa in Education, Healthcare and Social Development.

Speaking at a ceremony at the Ahmadu Bello University today, Abdul Samad Rabiu also named the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; University of Maiduguri; University of Ilorin; University of Ibadan, and University of Benin as other beneficiaries of One Billion Naira each in the first cohort of the intervention grant.

According to Rabiu who was represented by Dr. Aliyu Idi Hong, he commended the Vice Chancellor for promptly identifying the projects that needed intervention. “In view of this and starting immediately, we intend to be on ground to commence the project. We are hoping the other five universities can also quickly identify such projects with our team to fast-track the project initiation.”

“It is our belief at the ASR Africa Initiative that this support will go a long way in bridging the infrastructure deficit in education within Nigeria and other African Countries in our cohort. We are excited about the endless possibilities that lie ahead of Africa and because The Time for Nigeria and Africa is now, and business development is nothing without citizens’ development.” “On behalf of the ASR Africa Initiative, we look forward to commencing the work to build for the benefit of Africa’s children and her future”. Abdul Samad Rabiu added.

ABOUT ASR AFRICA

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative seeks to support sustainable development initiatives in the Health, Education and Social Development within Nigeria and the rest of Africa, every year. For more information visit asrafrica.org or email asrafrica[at]buagroup[dot]com