The Chairman of the Make It Group, Bode Opeseitan, said that members of its editorial board unanimously chose Elumelu due to his dogged commitment to promoting entrepreneurship not only in Nigeria, but across Africa.
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The event, which will hold on April 19, 2018 at the World Bank Group Main complex, will also serve to launch the World Bank Group’s Digital Economy for Africa initiative in collaboration with the IFC as an important effort to realise Africa’s digital potential.
In his capacity as Chairman of United Bank for Africa, Elumelu will travel to Uganda (April 10) and Kenya (April 12) to meet with the Presidents of both nations, Uhuru Kenyatta and Yoweri K. Museveni, to discuss issues around the growth and development of the their economies, enabling entrepreneurship, infrastructure financing, regional economic growth and how the private sector in Africa can work in shared purpose alongside African governments to create prosperity for all Africans.
It is an essential part of African tradition and culture that when people host you in their homes, treat you with courtesy, open their doors to you, even if the dinner they serve you is the worst you have ever had, you are still required to say nice words. Mr Gates’ recent visit to Nigeria was like a special treat
The governor, who commended Elumelu in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu in Asaba, said “Delta was proud to have Tony Elumelu as an illustrious son”.
The statement said further: “President Buhari joins the United Bank of Africa, the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the Elumelu family and all professional colleagues of the economist, consummate banker and successful entrepreneur, whose pacesetting antecedents continue to inspire both the young and old on the power of ideas, big dreams and hard work.
Elumelu spoke in Lagos at the 2017 Philanthropist of the Year Award organised by PerSecondNews.Com, an online medium.
Emulelu, a former Managing Director of United Bank for Africa Plc, said this through a tele-conference coordinated at the Business Branch of UBA, Bank Road, Bauchi.
“Applications for business seed money and other services offered by TEF are abysmally low from the north, when compared with the entries from other parts of the country. Northern entrepreneurs should explore the opportunities offered by TEF,” he said on Monday.
The chairman of the foundation, Tony Elumelu, disclosed this through a live-streaming Facebook interaction with prospective applicants in Jalingo.
Their partnership aims to holistically address, through innovative interventions, the economic plight of communities affected by armed conflict or violence.
Present at the talk of the town show were the Chairman, UBA Plc, Tony Elumelu, and the Group Managing Director, Kennedy Uzoka, as well as top celebrities and key players in the entertainment industry.
The award was conferred on Elumelu in recognition of his outstanding work in promoting Entrepreneurship on the continent of Africa and across the globe
The event was held over the weekend in Lagos, with the theme: “Winning with Tenacity”
Elumelu, who was guest speaker at the occasion, spoke on the conference theme: “The Effects of Multiple Government Regulations and Taxation on Business Growth in Nigeria.”
Elumelu said this at the Lagos Business School Alumni Association “2017 Alumni Day” in Lagos, with the theme: “The Effects of Multiple Government Regulations and Taxation on Business Growth in Nigeria.”
It has been designed to connect some of Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs and also give them exposure to investors, incubators and accelerators as well as to partake in workshops that will give them the skills and tools to scale up their businesses.
Elumelu, a former Chief Executive of the United Bank for Africa, said this while speaking with State House Correspondents after a visit to the Presidential villa.
Elumelu gave the advice at the 24th Annual Lift Above Poverty Organisation Development Lecture held in Lagos
With presence in 19 African countries and in London, Paris and New York, UBA has supported several projects in Tchad, including a 60 Mega Watt Central Electricity power plant in Farcha