COVID-19: The founder of BUA group and Kano Businessman, Abdul Samad RABIU donates N3.3 billion to setup testing centres in Kano and Lagos states.
This was made know to the public via a series of tweets from the the verified Twitter handle of BUA group:
“We have reviewed the COVID-19 situation in Nigeria especially in Kano State and are making a further grant of N3.3billion Naira to support the fight. This is in addition to the N1billion given to CA-Covid Private Sector Coalition and 600million to various states and brings to N4.9billion Naira, our cash commitment to this fight.
See below, text of our Chairman’s letter.”👇
TO: The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19
N3.3BILLION COVID-19 BUA FOUNDATION GRANT
I view with deep concern, the increased rate of spread of the Coronavirus especially in Kano and Lagos despite concerted collective efforts to curb the spread and effects of the virus in Nigeria.
I also wish to commend the leadership shown by the taskforce as well as the NCDC in this fight. However, we all know more needs to be done.
Based on what is going on especially in Kano at the moment, we have decided in the immediate, to commit a 3.3 billion Naira grant to a working group made of the Presidential Taskforce, NCDC and other stakeholders in equipping 2 existing permanent facilities in Kano and Lagos States – whilst collaborating with the teaching hospitals in those states.
To this end, I am immediately committing and making available – through the BUA Foundation, two grants of Two Billion Naira for the Kano-based intervention and One Billion Naira for Lagos state being the two epicenters of this virus in Nigeria.
A sum of N300million will also be made available immediately in cash to the Presidential Task Force to assist with logistical and operational activities of the taskforce. This grant is in addition to BUA’s earlier contributions to the private sector led CA-COVID coalition and donations to other states.
The working Group will be expected to use resources at its disposal to ensure these facilities – to be determined by the Working Group – are fully equipped in the shortest possible time.
I believe this will effectively help to expand the scope of interventions, ongoing research as well as support already stretched medical facilities dedicated to this fight.
We look forward to receiving at the earliest, grant proposals from the working Group.
Abdul Samad RABIU
SOURCE: BUA group