Paris – Monday, 11 Jul 2022
Abdul Samad Rabiu, Founder and Chairman of BUA Group, one in every of Africa’s largest meals, mining, manufacturing and infrastructure corporations, has been re-appointed as President of the France Nigeria Enterprise Council by President Emmanuel Macron of France. This was introduced on the July 2022 Assembly of the France Nigeria Enterprise Council held in Paris.
Addressing the council, Abdul Samad Rabiu thanked members for coming and remarked that it was a private honour for him to be part of the France Nigeria Enterprise Council, and likewise a privilege to function the pioneer President of the Council which was inaugurated simply over a 12 months in the past and now, be reappointed as President. He additionally thanked President Macron for his assist and, for reappointing him in addition to Jean Haas of Relais (France) as President of the Council, and Head of the Secretariat respectively.
The France Nigeria Enterprise Council brings collectively the highest companies in Nigeria and France with a aim of bettering enterprise relations between Nigeria and France while guaranteeing routine cooperation that may result in immense financial advantages for each international locations. French members of the council embrace the World Chief Executives of Complete Energies, Dassault, Axens, Accor, CMA, amongst others and on the Nigerian aspect, Dr Mike Adenuga of Globacom & Conoil, Jim Ovia of Zenith Financial institution, Gilbert Chagoury of Chagoury Group, Aliko Dangote of Dangote Group, Tony Elumelu of UBA, Heirs Holdings and Tony Elumelu Basis, Dr. Herbert Wigwe of Entry Financial institution Group, Dr. Philip Mshelbila of NLNG, Sen. Daisy Danjuma of Sapetro and Might & Baker, and Abdul Samad Rabiu of BUA Group & the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) who’s the present president.
Talking additional, Abdul Samad Rabiu praised the progress that has been made by the France Nigeria Enterprise Council since its inauguration and the dedication of members – regardless of sluggish world restoration, in pushing ahead with numerous partnerships. These embrace plans by a few of Nigeria’s largest banks to arrange subsidiaries in France, and BUA’s partnership with Axens of France to construct a 200,000bpd refinery in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria amongst different key initiatives by members. Abdul Samad additionally inspired members of this council to maintain in search of for partnership alternatives, while planning, working collectively and including worth to one another in order that successes already being created could be escalated for the mutual financial advantage of Nigeria, Africa’s largest financial system and, France – a worldwide financial chief. Additionally it is anticipated that Rabiu’s present tenure will see the creation of working sub-committees and sectoral teams to boost the council’s effectiveness.