He just emerged as the West Africa Industrialist of the Year, 2016 for his contributions to the growth of the Nigerian and West African economy at the All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) which was in partnership with CNBC Africa honour remarkable leadership and salute game changers of business on the continent for their continuing commitment to excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies.

 

Let Sunday Leisure tell you about this man who is the founder of the BUA Group. This is a conglomerate that makes waves in the sugar, refining, cement production, real estate, logistics and port operations.

Abdul Samad Rabiu was born in Kano in the North-Western part of Nigeria, where he did his early education. He then attended Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and returned to Nigeria at the age of 24 to oversee the family business.

His philanthropy life speaks volumes and we can tell you authoritatively that this includes a construction of a 7000 square meter peadiatric at the Aminu Kano Teaching hospital, as well as the construction of the Centre for Islamic Studies at the Bayero University Kano amongst several others.

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