President Bola Tinubu has congratulated a business mogul and frontline businessman, philanthropist and Founder of the BUA Group, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, as he attains 63 years of age.
In a statement copied to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday, Tinubu praised the entrepreneurial ingenuity of the renowned industrialist and his abiding faith in Nigeria.
The statement was signed by Mr Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
Tinubu praised Rabiu for huge investments across critical sectors of the economy through which he created thousands of jobs for Nigerians.
The president also eulogised Rabiu, also the Founder of Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative, for philanthropy in education, social development and healthcare.
“All of these efforts have positively changed lives, not only in Nigeria but across Africa.
“I rejoice with Abdulsamad Rabiu, a great son of Nigeria and Africa, on the occasion of his 63rd birthday anniversary.
“The founder of BUA Group is a significant businessman in Nigeria and Africa who, through his hard work and commitment to public good, continues to empower millions of Nigerians through creation of employment opportunities and extensive philanthropic activities.
“I salute his unyielding spirit and abiding faith in our country for which he has not stopped making huge contributions to our economic growth through his many businesses.
“On this special day, I join his family, friends and associates to extend my good wishes, and pray that the grace of the Almighty Allah will be with him,” Tinubu said.