BUA Group Donates 1 Billion Naira Infrastructure Development Grant To University of Maiduguri, Through ASR

ASR has given similar grants to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, University of Ibadan and the University of Benin, while the University of Ilorin and others will follow suit.
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The Logo of BUA Group. Photo Credit: BUA Group

The Chairman BUA Group of Company Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu Known as BUA has Provided University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) with a 1 Billion Naira infrastructure development grant.

It has been reported that the billionaire businessman donates 1 billion Naira to the fast growing University of Maiduguri, in Borno State Northeast Nigeria.

The grant was through the Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR) said a statement by  Mohammed T Ahmed the deputy director information unit, UNIMAID.

Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu- BUA, Chairman BUA Group. Photo Credit: Daily Nigeria

On Wednesday Dr Idi Hong, who is the Director, Government Relations, BUA Group and Coordinator ASR, Disclosed the offer during a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of UNIMAID, Professor Aliyu Shugaba.

The grant is part of the ASR Africa Tertiary Education grant scheme meant for the construction of a state-of-the-art Centre for Innovation and Product Development in UNIMAID.

Dr Hong said ASR Africa grants $100USD million annually for social development and renewal, focusing on education, health and social development out of which $50 million is expended in Nigeria while the remaining is for the rest of Africa.

The identification of the centre for the grant by the university management is in line with the philosophy of the founder of BUA Group, which included self-employment and empowerment, Hong said.

ASR has given similar grants to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, University of Ibadan and the University of Benin, while the University of Ilorin and others will follow suit.

In his remarks, Professor Shugaba said the funding would improve social development and capacity building of innovation and entrepreneurial skill in the university.

He said the centre would further discourage dependence on the government for work and encourage self-employment/empowerment to the beneficiaries as well as add value to the university.