President Muhammadu Buhari has on Friday praised Tony Elumelu, Chairman of United Bank for Africa for selecting 4,949 beneficiaries for this year’s entrepreneurship program. Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made this on Friday 12th November 2021. President Buhari filled the statement released to the press with praises for Tony Elumelu’s commendable vision in supporting the youth.
The President congratulated the beneficiaries and said his administration views
entrepreneurship and youth empowerment as important components. He says: “I would like to specifically congratulate the Tony Elumelu Foundation on this extraordinary humanitarian act of funding 4,949 entrepreneurs,” the statement quoted Buhari as saying.
He added, “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.”