Nigeria’s third richest man and owner of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, celebrated the group’s 30th anniversary a few days back.
The high octane event, which included a dinner, gala and award night, held at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria-Island, Lagos. It had in attendance the captain of industries, top businessmen, close associates and friends.
Some of the notable personalities at the event included Group Managing Director/CEO of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Kennedy Uzoka, Skymit Motors Boss, Tayo Ayeni, among many others.
It was a night to remember, as dedicated members of staff who deserved to be honoured were celebrated by the billionaire businessman.
Recall that Rabiu was last month announced as Nigeria’s third richest man on Forbes Africa’s list.
The President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, retained his first position as Africa’s richest man for the eighth consecutive time.
Followed by Otunba Mike Adenuga, the Chairman of Globacom. With his incursion into oil exploration and properties, Adenuga emerged above Abdul Samad as Africa’s second richest man.
Abdul Samad is a successful businessman also from Kano where Dangote hails from. Unlike Dangote who was brought up by his uncle, Alhaji Dantata, however, Abdul Samad is from a wealthy home.
He is the son of the late Isyaku Rabiu, who was regarded as one of the richest and most influential businessmen in northern Nigeria in the 70s and 80s.
His business interest cuts across sugar refining, real estate, edible oils, logistics and port operations.
He owns gigantic properties worth million of dollars in South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.