Nigerian Business Leader Abdul Samad Rabiu Stands Firm on Apolitical Principles, Declines APC Appointment.
Abdul Samad Rabiu, the chairman of BUA Group, has declined his appointment as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s finance standing committee.
The APC released a list of its standing committees on Friday, with Rabiu included on the finance committee alongside prominent figures such as the chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the minister of finance, and the Senate President.
However, in a statement released shortly after, the BUA Group announced that Rabiu had declined the appointment.
The statement cited two reasons for Rabiu’s decision: he was not consulted by the party before his name was added to the list, and his demanding schedule would make it difficult for him to commit time to the committee.
“We extend our sincere appreciation to the APC for considering our chairman for such a distinguished role. This acknowledgement reflects the recognition of his commitment, and that of BUA Group, to economic prosperity and the development of our dear nation, Nigeria,” the statement reads.
“With respect to this, we wish to inform the publishers, our partners, stakeholders, and the general public that Mr. Rabiu has decided to graciously decline the nomination/appointment.
“This decision is made in light of the fact that he was not previously consulted regarding his inclusion in the list and his inability to commit time due to his demanding schedule.”
The APC has not yet responded to Rabiu’s decision.
The inauguration of the committees is scheduled to take place on December 6 in Abuja.