Business mogul and Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has commenced the construction of a 30-bed capacity hospital worth N500 million at the Nigerian Customs Service located at the Zone-D Headquarters in Bauchi

Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony held at the Nigeria Customs Barrack Monday in Bauchi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Office (CEO) of Abdul Samad Rabiu (ASR) Initiative for Africa, Dr Ubon Udoh,  reiterated the commitment of the Chairman of ASR Africa to fulfil the pledges made to security agencies across Nigeria.

Udoh explained that ASR Africa has engaged with all the beneficiaries of the security grant and is on track to ensure the implementation of all projects selected by the armed forces and security agencies, adding, “This state-of-the-art medical edifice in Bauchi State is valued at N500 million.”

Udoh thanked the leadership of the Nigerian Customs Service for partnering with ASR Africa on the project, adding that the groundbreaking happened after the presentation of letters of award to Nigeria’s security agencies in December 2022.

Responding, the Comptroller of Nigeria Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, thanked the Chairman of ASR Africa for the grant awarded to the agency.

He said the gesture is worthy of mention as it is the first of such a huge donation to the Nigeria Customs Service from any organization.

“We are indeed very grateful to be the proud recipient of this particular project which we hope will enhance the capacity and welfare of our personnel and the host community,” he said.

Adeniyi explained that the mandate of Nigerian Customs is very clear, emphasizing generating revenue for the country, controlling and managing to smuggle, and facilitating trade.