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Well done, Abdul Samad’s BUA

I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the recent philanthropic gesture made by Abdul Samad Rabiu’s BUA Group, the prominent business magnate, to the…

I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the recent philanthropic gesture made by Abdul Samad Rabiu’s BUA Group, the prominent business magnate, to the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

The donation of a N1 billion entrepreneurship centre at the university by the businessman is truly commendable. The initiative reflects a forward-thinking approach to addressing the critical need for practical skill development and fostering entrepreneurial spirit among students.

The newly inaugurated centre not only addresses the critical need for practical skill development but also aligns with the broader goal of creating sustainable enterprises for graduating students.

By providing state-of-the-art facilities, including artisan, handcraft, fabrication, robotics, drone laboratories and incubator spaces, BUA’s initiative fosters an environment conducive to creativity, collaboration, and experimentation.

At a time when private sector engagement in education is crucial, BUA’s vision stands out as a shining example. His dedication to advancing education and promoting entrepreneurship is not only noteworthy but serves as an inspiration for other influential figures to contribute towards the development of our nation.

BUA’s prodigious work should be highlighted as an exemplary model of corporate social responsibility, urging other prominent business figures and politicians to follow suit.

In unity, let us propel Nigeria towards a future where educational institutions become hubs of creativity, skills, and entrepreneurship, laying the foundation for a prosperous and self-reliant nation.

 

Jamimah Sule, Department of Mass Communication, University of Maiduguri