The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa), the philanthropic initiative of the chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has kicked off the construction of 120 family housing units (Corporal and Below Quarters) for the Nigerian Army.
This grant, Blueprint gathered, forms part of the N10 billion Security Support Fund donated by ASR Africa in 2022 to the Nigerian Armed Forces and security agencies with N2 billion allocated to the Nigerian army.
Speaking at the event, the Managing Director/CEO of ASR Africa, Dr. Ubon Udoh, said the donation “is to further support security agencies as there can be no meaningful development without adequate peace and security in the nation.”
Udoh further commended the leadership of the Nigerian Army for prioritizing the welfare of the men and women of the Nigerian Army, and promised continued support by the ASR team in ensuring the full implementation and delivery of the project.
On his part, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, appreciated Rabiu for the gesture to the Nigerian Army.
According to him, this support will further boost the morale of the personnel in delivering adequate security to Nigerians.
The high point of the event was the laying of foundation for the 120 Units of Family Corporal and Below Quarters (CBQ) by the MD/CEO of ASR Africa and the Chief of Army Staff.