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Nigerian billionaire Abdul Samad Rabiu begins construction of 30-bed hospital in Northern Nigeria

Abdul Samad Rabiu commences construction of a hospital for the Nigerian Customs Service. Philanthropic effort, part of ASR Africa’s security sector support grant

by Timilehin Adejumobi
Abdul Samad Rabiu

Key Point


  • Abdul Samad Rabiu launches a new 30-bed hospital for the Nigerian Customs Service in Bauchi State, part of ASR Africa’s $6.5 million Security Sector Support grant.
  • The hospital, valued at N500 million ($0.32 million), underscores Rabiu’s commitment to enhancing Nigeria’s security infrastructure.
  • ASR Africa’s initiatives extend beyond healthcare, encompassing education and social development projects across Africa.

Nigerian billionaire Abdul Samad Rabiu, known for his philanthropic efforts through the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa), has initiated the construction of a new 30-bed hospital dedicated to the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) in Bauchi State — part of the North-East geopolitical zone of Nigeria.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the NCS Command headquarters in Bauchi State, marking the start of the latest initiative under the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa)’s N10 billion ($6.5 million) Security Sector Support grant.

This grant aims to support security agencies in Nigeria, enhancing their capacity to fulfill their mandates to the Nigerian people.

$320,000 hospital donated to NCS

This state-of-the-art medical facility, valued at N500 million ($0.32 million), represents an unprecedented donation to the NCS.

Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Adewale Adeniyi, expressed profound gratitude to Abdul Samad Rabiu, Chairman of ASR Africa and BUA Group, one of Africa’s fastest-growing manufacturing and industrial conglomerates.

Adeniyi emphasized his commitment to deploying adequate medical personnel upon the hospital’s completion.

ASR Africa’s Managing Director, Ubon Udoh, reiterated Rabiu’s dedication to fulfilling pledges made to Nigerian security agencies. He confirmed the ongoing engagement with all grant beneficiaries to ensure project implementation aligns with their specific needs and commended the NCS leadership for partnering with ASR Africa on this initiative.

ASR Africa’s swift impact

Established in 2021 by Rabiu, ASR Africa has quickly gained recognition for its impactful philanthropic efforts. The initiative prioritizes investments in education, healthcare, and social development to drive sustainable change across Africa.

This hospital construction follows Rabiu’s December 2022 announcement of a N10 billion ($6.49 million) grant aimed at bolstering Nigeria’s security infrastructure. The Security Sector Support Grant also benefits the Nigerian Navy, Air Force, Army, and various paramilitary organizations.

Recently, ASR Africa commenced construction of a world-class research laboratory for the Federal University Lokoja in Kogi State, demonstrating the initiative’s diverse range of projects.

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