It has been encomiums galore as the Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu added a year yesterday with President Buhari, former Vice President and PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, APC Presidential candidate and former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu leading others including State Governor’s to congratulate the billionaire and philanthropist.
The President in his 62nd birthday message sent to the industrialists and chairman of BUA Group on Thursday. urged him to continue as a steadfast champion of the poor and marginalized whose charitable efforts touch millions of Nigerians and people outside the shores of the country.
The President also lauded the efforts of Rabiu and other leading citizens in giving the country a good name at home and abroad.
He urged the industrialist to carry forward his momentum of investment and charitable deeds as he marks yet another birthday.
gh your life and career, you have persevered with determination and dignity, the family traditions of business, scholarship and charitable work.
President Buhari said he cherished the businessman’s compassion and concern for the weakest citizen.
“You are a steadfast champion of the poor and the marginalized and your charitable efforts will continue to inspire fellow citizens.”
On his own, Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and PDP Presidential Flagbearer also sent a birthday greeting to founder of BUA, Samad Rabiu. In his words,
“I congratulate my brother, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu, CON, the Founder/Chairman of the BUA Group, on the occasion of his 62nd birthday anniversary.
You are an accomplished business personality. Your strides in making valuable inputs into our economy, especially in providing employment for our people, are commendable. As an entrepreneur, you have demonstrated that success can be achieved by dint of hard work.
All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asíwájú Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the Founder and Chairman of BUA Group, Abdulsamad Rabiu, on yesterday’s celebration of his 62nd birthday.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja by his Media Office, Asíwájú Tinubu wished the industrialist many more years and good health.
He said: “I congratulate the Founder and Chairman of BUA Group, Alhaji Abdusamad Rabiu, as he turns 62 today. Prominent businessman and philanthropist, Samad Rabiu, has contributed immensely to Nigeria’s development.
Through his huge investments in manufacturing, infrastructure and agriculture, Alhaji Rabiu has provided jobs for many and assisted many more, helping to put food on their tables.
“He grew his BUA Group into a Nigerian conglomerate through hard work, dedication and perseverance, taking after his late father, Khalifah Isyaku Rabiu, one of Nigeria’s foremost industrialists.
“On this occasion of his 62nd birthday, I pray that Almighty Allah grant Alhaji Rabiu many more years, robust health, increased wisdom and continued success in business.”
On his own, the Vice Presidential candidate of PDP in next year’s election who is also the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has also congratulated Chairman of BUA Group, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu, on his 62nd birth anniversary.
Okowa, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, said Rabiu, who is President of France-Nigeria Business Council, had by his pragmatic entrepreneurship, given confidence to budding investors in Nigeria.
According to him, Rabiu has made exemplary contributions toward revamping the nation’s economy, and has brought succour to many homes through the numerous employments to Nigerians.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate our friend and brother, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu, as he celebrates his 62nd birth anniversary.
“Your contributions to the growth and development of Nigeria’s economy are not lost on citizens as you successfully built one of the most flourishing and enviable business enterprises in the past 34 years.
“We also thank you for your philanthropy and massive contributions to making life more meaningful for the less-privileged in the society.
“As you celebrate 62 years today, it is my prayer that Almighty God will continue to grant you good health and longer life to sustain your benevolence to humanity,” Okowa stated.
In a statement on Thursday, the Governor commended the billionaire businessman for his investments and philanthropy, and for playing a leading role in steadily building a local economy that lifts many people out of extreme poverty.
“On behalf of the people and government of our state, I join family, associates and the rest of the country to celebrate this accomplished man whose investments contribute a great deal to the local economy in Kwara as they do to the larger Nigerian and African economy,” he said.
“We are always grateful for his investments in Kwara and his support for our administration during the COVID-19 pandemic till now. His latest support for Kwara — the under-construction cancer centre — is deeply appreciated. We do not take this for granted. We beseech Allah, the Living and Ever Lasting, to continue to bless Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu and give him long life and good health.”