“I’m not a politician,” BUA boss tells APC, rejects political appointment


Photo: Rabiu, left, with  APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje, right.

“I’m not a politician,” BUA boss tells APC, rejects political appointment

Billionaire businessman and  Chairman of BUA Group, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, has declined his appointment as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s finance standing committee, saying he’s not a politician.

It would be recalled that APC released a list of its standing committees on Friday, with Rabiu included on the finance committee alongside prominent figures such as the chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the minister of finance, and the Senate President.

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However, Rabiu, in a statement issued by the BUA Group on its X handle declining the appointment, noted that he was not consulted before his nomination. 

BUA expressed its gratitude to the APC for considering Rabiu for the esteemed position, acknowledging his recognition and BUA Group’s commitment to national economic prosperity and development.

It emphasised the longstanding apolitical stance Abdul Samad Rabiu and BUA Group upheld over the years. It underlined the integral nature of this stance to their business operations.

The statement also highlighted Rabiu’s dedication to fostering economic growth through BUA Group initiatives and philanthropic endeavours via ASR Africa.

It said: “Our Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu, is a firm believer in leveraging business acumen and philanthropic activities to drive development and positive societal change independent of political participation.

“His primary contributions to Nigeria’s advancement will continue to be through strategic investments in the economy and philanthropy rather than through political affiliations or roles.

“He, however, remains committed to supporting governmental policies that foster the desired development as partners in progress.

“We trust this statement provides clarity on the matter and reaffirms our chairman’s dedication to Nigeria’s progress in the roles he is most suited for—those of an entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist.”

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