BUA Group, one of Africa’s Leading Conglomerate, has signed shirt sponsorship with Kano Pillars Football Club in Kano.
Established about 25 years ago by Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu as a commodity trading outfit, BUA Group has grown over the years to become one of Africa’s leading conglomerates with interests in sugar refining, cement manufacturing, flour milling, real estates development, among others.
Kano State Commissioner of Information, Internal Affairs, Sports and Youth Development, Professor Farouk Umar Jubril, who signed on behalf of Kano Pillars FC expressed delight over the sponsorship deal. He said:“We are very happy with this partnership as the State Government encourages Kano Pillars to be financially self-sufficient”. The commissioner then thanked the BUA Group for the partnership, adding: “that is why BUA has a very strong brand in the market place”
Kabiru Rabiu, Group Executive Director of BUA Group, who signed for the Group said; “We are very excited to form this partnership with Kano Pillars, the biggest football club in Nigeria in terms of number of fans. Our aim is to encourage local based clubsides as we focus on our business plan and strategy of developing significant commercial partnerships.”
He added “I must also commend the Executive Governor of Kano State, His Excellency, Engineer Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwanso for his unflinching support to the team in particular and overwhelming youth and human capital development in general.”
The General Manager of the club, Abba Galadima said: “On behalf of everyone at Kano Pillars, I am delighted to welcome BUA as the club’s new shirt sponsor. This is a good development for the game in Nigeria. I’m proud of what BUA has done with the local League. It shows there are still corporate bodies that are willing to identify with us. The desire of a brand like BUA to support the club is a measure of how much positivity there is for Kano Pillars in the next season. I look forward to a long and successful partnership with BUA and I’m sure every Kano Pillars supporters will welcome their support.”
Kano Pillars Football Club is currently the Champion of the Nigerian Premier League and is believed to have the highest number of fans within the Nigerian clubsides.