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Tinubu, Atiku Congratulates BUA Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu Over Reappointment As President, France-Nigeria Business Council By Macron


Alhaji Abdul-Samad Rabiu with French President Emmanuel Macron

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, flagbearer Alhaji Atiku Abubakar have congratulated Abdul-Samad Rabiu, Chairman of BUA Group, on his reappointment as President of the France-Nigeria Business Council by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar

Tinubu’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement shared via his verified social media channels on Wednesday.
According to the former governor of Lagos state, the BUA chairman over the past decades has continued to build industries across the length and breadth of Nigeria.

The statement reads, “Today, I celebrate one of Nigeria’s biggest industrialists and philanthropists, Abdul Samad Rabiu, Founder and Chairman of BUA Group on his reappointment by President Macron of France as President of the France Nigeria Business Council in Paris.

“This reappointment reaffirms Alh. Rabiu’s commitment to the economic development of Nigeria, and the confidence reposed in him by the council to unlock opportunities for business partnerships between Nigeria – Africa’s largest economy, and France – one of the world’s largest.

“Over the past few decades, Abdul Samad Rabiu has continued to build industries across the length and breadth of Nigeria, creating employment opportunities for tens if thousands and adding value to locally sourced raw materials in various industries from cement, sugar, agribusiness, ports operations, construction, amongst others as well as numerous social impact investments through his Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa), and BUA Foundation.

“His recently announced 200,000bpd refinery and petrochemicals complex in Akwa Ibom in partnership with Axens of France is testament to his belief in the power of collaboration and the potential of Nigeria – Africa’s best kept secret.

“Congratulations, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu!“

In his own congratulatory message, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who is the presidential flagbearer of the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), described the BUA chairman as a distinguished and an astitute businessman.

The message reads, “I congratulate the Founder/Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu (CON), on his reappointment as President of the France-Nigeria Business Council by President Emmanuel Macron of France. Mr Rabiu has distinguished himself as an astute businessman who continues to create jobs and opportunities. His reappointment again emphasises Nigeria’s role across nations in business and economy, among other sectors. I look forward to working with many amazing Nigerians like you to unite and rebuild Nigeria.”

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