President Muhammadu Buhari has bared his mind on Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) founder, Tony Elumelu on his remarkable vision in training, mentoring, and funding entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries.
The President said; “Nigeria remains very proud of Mr. Elumelu, a global icon, whose business and philanthropic interests continue to create opportunities for growth and development not only in Nigeria but in Africa as a whole.”
“I would like to specifically congratulate the Tony Elumelu Foundation on this extraordinary humanitarian act of funding 4,949 entrepreneurs!”
“I am particularly pleased that this year alone, the Tony Elumelu Foundation will fund 1,522 Nigerian entrepreneurs from all the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory of the Federation.”
“This unifying act by a private-sector leader is commendable and worthy of emulation by others.”
“Entrepreneurship and youth empowerment are important components of the work of my administration. We believe that they are the key to the future and recognize that by empowering our youth, we will build businesses that in turn sustain our economy.”
“I congratulate all 2021 Tony Elumelu Foundation beneficiaries unveiled in Lagos recently. I wish them all the best in the future.”