Nigeria's 2nd Richest Man Abdul Samad Rabiu Donates Over N1.9bn To Reconstruct Kaduna Mosque

Nigeria's 2nd Richest Man Abdul Samad Rabiu Donates Over N1.9bn To Reconstruct Kaduna Mosque

  • Nigerian billionaire, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has decided to help rebuild a collapsed central mosque in Kaduna State
  • Details show that the billionaire committed over N1.9 trillion to the mosque's reconstruction
  • The industrialist is a well-known philanthropist, a mission he carries out through his nonprofit organisation, ASR Africa

The founder of the BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has donated N2 billion ($2.5 million) to reconstruct the Zaria Central Mosque in Kaduna state.

In August, reported that a section of the mosque collapsed, leaving four worshippers death while seven others sustained injuries.

Abdul Samad Rabiu Mosque
Abdul Samad Rabiu is a well-known philanthropist. Photo credit: Bloomberg / Contributor
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The 150-year-old mosque is one of the sights to behold in the ancient city.

Rabiu makes huge donation

Rabiu donated to reconstruct the mosque at a fundraising event in Abuja attended by former Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo on Saturday, October 13, 2023.

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At the event, he said:

“Giving back to society, helping and supporting communities, making positive impacts, and aiding those in need is very close to my heart. This is what I aim to continue doing in the future, God willing."

Nigeria's second richest man is one of Africa's notable philanthropists through its ASR Africa.

ASR Africa, a nonprofit organisation, founded in 20221, focuses on healthcare, education, and social sectors.

Report shows that the organisation committed $100 million to its initiatives.

Other philanthropic acts by Abdul Samad Rabiu

  • ASR Africa donated $3 million for a development initiative in Niger Republic.
  • ASR Africa also refurbished the neonatal unit at Gwarimpa General Hospital and donated over 80 pieces of new, modern equipment.
  • Three ambulances to bolster Ekiti State's healthcare system were also donated.
  • Also the group donated and handed over a newly built 150-bed hospital to the Nigeria Police in Abuja.
  • Another N10 billion to the Nigeria Security Support Fund to provide security equipment, medical supplies, upgrades to health facilities, and other infrastructure for families of those on the frontlines.
  • $1.1 billion was donated to the NDLEA to combat drug abuse in Nigeria.

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Dangote, Rabiu make over N300bn in just one week to move up in global ranking, Adenuga stays 3rd earlier reported that Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, and Rabiu experienced a substantial boost in their net worth.

Data from Forbes shows that the two wealthiest men in Nigeria added $500 million (about N384.75 billion) to their net worth within a week( between August and to August 20, 2023), propelling them further up the global wealth ranking.

However, the net worth of the third richest man in Nigeria, Mike Adenuga, was unchanged.


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