ASR AFRICA grants N2.5bn to Kwara govt to build oncology center

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa), a project run by the founder of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu has reached an agreement with Kwara State Government to partner on the construction of what is expected to be the largest oncology and diagnostic center in West Africa.

The funding of this new project will come from a 2.5billion naira grant awarded to the Nigerian state by ASR – the Tertiary Health Systems Infrastructure Grant. The grant is part of ASR’s US$100m Africa Fund for Social Development and Renewal which is disbursed yearly.

In a ceremony where the proposed design for the Oncology Center was presented by the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the founder of the ASR initiative, Abdul Samad Rabiu, announced that the contractors will break ground on the project before the close of August. 

The proposed ASR Africa Oncology and Diagnosis Centre is a facility entirely committed to diagnosis, research, and treatment of cancer, a key step towards filling the vacuum that exists in that area of research in West Africa. 

“We appreciate the seriousness with which Governor Abdulrahman and his team have put to kickstart the project in line with our Mutual Accountability Framework. We are moving to site as early as August and the Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu has mandated that the Oncology center must be completed before the end of 2022,” a spokesperson for ASR stated.

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