The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) has kicked off the construction of a 120 Units of Family Corporal and Below Quarters (CBQ) for the Nigerian Army with a groundbreaking ceremony which held at the Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment Giri, in Abuja today. The grant is part of the security support grant of 10 Billion Naira to the armed forces and security agencies, of which 2 Billion Naira was allocated to the Nigerian Army.
Speaking at the event, the MD CEO of ASR Africa Dr. Ubon Udoh reiterated that this donation is to further support security agencies as there can be no meaningful development without adequate peace and security in the nation. He 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.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, appreciated the Chairman of ASR Africa and BUA group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, for his kind and rare gesture to the Nigerian Army. He added that 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, Dr Ubon Udoh and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja. In attendance also were the Chief of Policy and Plans, Major General B. R. Sinjen; the Chief of Logistics, Major General E. Akerejola and other senior officers of the Nigerian Army, and the ASR Africa team.
ASR Africa is the brainchild of African Industrialist, Philanthropist and Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) was established in 2021 to provide sustainable, impact-based, homegrown solutions to developmental issues affecting Health, Education and Social Development within Africa.