French President Reappoints Abdul Samad Rabiu for the Second Time - Focus News


Monday, 11 July 2022

French President Reappoints Abdul Samad Rabiu for the Second Time


Emmanuel Macron and Abdul Samad Rabiu

The France President, Emmanuel Macron reappoints the CEO of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu as the President of the France-Nigeria Business Council for the second time.

The France-Nigeria Business Council was inaugurated a year ago to foster synergy between the two countries and also to ensure business relationship and improve economic growth for the two countries.

Since its inception, Abdul Samad Rabiu was its pioneer president of the council and now he was being reappointed as the president of the council for the second tenure by the French President Emmanuel Macron. This was announced at the meeting held in Paris July 2022.

While addressing the council, Rabiu expresses his gratitude to the French President for giving him another opportunity to serve the council one more time as the pioneer president.

Rabiu explained the success that have witnessed the efforts of the council since its inception and encouraged members of the council to create more partnership opportunities while working together and providing more benefits and values to each other in order to maximize the benefits of the two countries.

Among the achievements mentioned, he said, the council has given opportunity to biggest Nigeria banks to create subsidiaries in France, BUA Group formed a partnership with Axens of France to build a 200,000bpd refinery in Akwa Ibom among others.

The Nigerian members of the council include Aliko Dangote of Dangote Group, Mike Adenuga of Globacom & Conoil, Jim Ovia of Zenith Bank, Gilbert Chagoury of Chagoury Group Tony Elumelu of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Heirs Holdings and Tony Elumelu Foundation.

Others are Herbert Wigwe of Access Bank Group, Philip Mshelbila of NLNG, Daisy Danjuma of Sapetro and May & Baker.

While the French council’s members include the global chief executives of Total Energies, Dassault, Axens, Accor, CMA, amongst others.

Source: The Cable

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