The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, has congratulated the President of BUA Group, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu as he clocks 61 years on surface of the earth.
Professor Abdulkareem described Alhaji Rabiu as an outstanding business magnate, a phenomenal philanthropist and illustrious statesman of a rare value, who has impacted greatly on the all-round development of the country.
Prof. Abdulkareem made the assertion on Wednesday while rejoicing with the foremost business giant on his 61st birthday.
In a statement signed on his behalf by the University’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun, the Vice-Chancellor said that Alhaji Rabiu has been a blessing not only to Nigeria but also to the entire African continent in view of his hugely consistent investments in its human capital development, which has contributed to the peace and progress of the continent, especially the West African sub-region.
Prof. Abdulkareem specifically paid glowing tributes to Alhaji Rabiu for the decision of his organisation, the BUA Group, to invest N1 billion on the infrastructural development of the University of Ilorin, saying that the institution has never had it so good from a private organisation since its establishment about five decades ago.
Prof. Abdulkareem,who is the Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU), added that the University would remain indebted to the foremost entrepreneur for considering it worthy of such huge capital intervention, which, when completed, would address some of the basic infrastructural needs of the institution to enable it to serve humanity better.
The Vice-Chancellor said, “On behalf of the Council, Senate, management, staff, and students of the nation’s most sought-after University, may I join your numerous friends, associates, and beneficiaries of your vast philanthropic gestures in wishing you an excitingly remarkable and positively memorable 61st birthday”.
The statement wished Alhaji Rabiu many happy returns of the day in continuous sound health, greater wisdom, more commercial successes, and many more eventful years in the services of Allah and humanity.