Buhari condoles with BUA Chair, Abdul Samad Rabiu over uncle's death
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Executive Chairman/CEO, BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu over the demise of his uncle and Kano businessman, Alhaji Tijjani Rabiu.
Buhari in a statement by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu on Sunday in Abuja described the death as “the fall of another star in the galaxy of commerce and trade in Northern Nigeria” and praised the late Tijjani Rabiu for “following the enviable path of his older brother Isyaku Rabiu who remained relevant in a tough competitive environment, despite the passage of time.”
The President, who also extended his condolences to other members of the family as well as to the Government and people of Kano State, noted that “the deceased belonged to a business dynasty that has become famous since the birth of modern Nigeria and who has achieved business successes through sheer hard work and determination.”
According to the President, “the Rabius are not only a family of accomplished business people, but have also distinguished themselves as notable scholars and industrialists for years and are still going strong.”
“Kano is historically an emporium of commerce and trade and members of the Isyaku Rabiu family have played a key role in sustaining this positive reputation of the city for years.
“I appeal to our younger generation of Nigerians to follow this example of pursuing hard work in order to create wealth and prosperity instead of seeking shortcuts to success by fraudulent means”, he further stated.