Adamawa State has received three ambulances and N200 million from BUA Foundation to support the state’s fight against COVID-19.
Aliyu Idi Hong, director, government relations of BUA Group, and Yusuf Binji, managing director of BUA Cement, represented BUA Foundation at the presentation of the three ambulances and N200 million cash donation. They said the donation to Adamawa State was in line with BUA’s promise to work with Nigeria and support Nigerians in fighting the pandemic.
The BUA Foundation representatives further added that BUA remains committed to its social obligations everywhere it operates and will continue to assist various efforts across Nigeria and Africa.
“BUA Foundation through its chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has committed in excess of N7 billion in cash, foodstuff, and medical supplies amongst other things across Nigeria – from the federal level to states, to agencies and various initiatives,” they said.
“In continuation of the support to alleviate the impact of the pandemic, BUA decided to donate the sum of N200 million to Adamawa State and three ambulances to help the state towards identifying, moving and managing patients of COVID-19 in the state.”
On his part, Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, expressed his appreciation to the chairman of the BUA Foundation, Abdul Samad Rabiu, for fulfilling a pledge to support the state in its fight against COVID-19.
He urged well-meaning Nigerians and corporate bodies to keep assisting the government in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
“I wish to show my deep appreciation for this wonderful gesture which was provided by a patriotic Nigerian and the chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu. He made his pledge and fulfilled it a day after,” Fintiri said.
“I assure you we will make a very good use of the ambulances and the money given to the state’s COVID-19 response. We will put the ambulances and the money to good use in fighting the pandemic,” he said.