The Chairman of BUA Group, Abdulsamad Rabiu, has declined his nomination to serve as a member of the finance committee established by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The decision was communicated in a release by the company on its official handle on Friday.
Rabiu was initially nominated by the APC to be part of the 34-member committee, which was constituted during the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting held on Thursday.
However, the company clarified that the APC did not consult Rabiu before including his name in the committee.
The statement from BUA Group emphasized the apolitical stance consistently maintained by its chairman and the company over the years.
The approach aligns with Rabiu’s focus on fostering economic growth through BUA Group’s initiatives and philanthropic efforts under the ASR Africa foundation.
“It is important to note that our Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu, and BUA Group have consistently adopted an apolitical stance over the years. This approach is integral to the nature of our business and aligns with Mr. Rabiu’s focus on fostering economic growth through BUA Group’s initiatives and philanthropic efforts through ASR Africa,” the statement read.
The release further stated, “With respect to this, we wish to inform the publishers, our partners, stakeholders, and the general public that Mr. Rabiu has decided to graciously decline the nomination/appointment. This decision is made in light of the fact that he was not previously consulted regarding his inclusion in the list and his inability to commit time due to his demanding schedule.”