The chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, through his ASR Africa Initiative, has donated N200 million to the Jigawa State Flood Disaster Committee to provide emergency relief efforts for those affected by the recent flooding across the state.
A statement by the group on Sunday said the donation would be channelled towards supporting the internally displaced persons, providing food items, medicine, and rebuilding communities destroyed by the floods.
Speaking on the donation, Abdul Samad Rabiu, said the adverse impact of climate change remains a clear and present danger to human security and development in the global south.
“Nigeria, and Africa, contribute less than 6% of global emissions yet bear the biggest brunt of the negative impact of climate change.
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“The recent flooding in Jigawa and elsewhere across Nigeria, and Africa are a pointer to that.
“Whilst we must continue to advocate for a better deal at all levels for countries most affected by climate change, we have a responsibility towards our people to mitigate the impact of the recent floods on them and their livelihoods,” the BUA Group chairman said.
He added that the N200 million donation to Jigawa State will be channelled properly to the intended recipients and monitored within the ASR Africa mutual accountability framework to ensure judicious use.