Publish date: 2022-07-11 23:13:49 | Author: Henry Falaye | Source: punchng.com
The Founder and Chairman of BUA Group, one of Africa’s foods, mining, manufacturing and infrastructure companies, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has been reappointed as the President of the France Nigeria Business Council by President Emmanuel Macron of France.
This was announced at the July 2022 Meeting of the France Nigeria Business Council held in Paris.
Addressing the council, Samad Rabiu thanked members for coming and remarked that it was a personal honour for him to be a part of the France Nigeria Business Counci.
He also said it was a privilege to serve as the pioneer President of the Council which was inaugurated just over a year ago, adding that it was a honour to be reappointed to lead the body again.
He also thanked Macron for his support and reappointing him as well as Jean Haas of Relais (France) as President of the Council, and Head of the Secretariat, respectively.
The France Nigeria Business Council brings together top businesses in Nigeria and France with a goal of improving business relations between Nigeria and France whilst ensuring routine cooperation that will bring about immense economic benefits for both countries.
Speaking further, Rabiu praised the progress that has been made by the France Nigeria Business Council since its inauguration and the commitment of members despite slow global recovery in pushing forward with various partnerships.
These include plans by some of Nigeria’s biggest banks to set up subsidiaries in France and BUA’s partnership with Axens of France to build a 200,000bpd refinery in Akwa Ibom State, amongst other key projects by members.
He also encouraged members of this council to keep seeking for partnership opportunities whilst planning, working together and adding value to each other so that the successes already being created could be escalated for the mutual economic benefit of Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and France a global economic leader.
It is also expected that Rabiu’s current tenure will see the creation of working sub-committees and sectoral groups to enhance the council’s effectiveness.