President Buhari gives him accolades…..
President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the inclusion of the Chairman, United Bank for Africa, Tony Elumelu among Time 100 Most Influential People of 2020.
In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, his Spokesman, the President commended Elumelu’s vision of Africapitalism.
According to Buhari, Elumelu’s vision espouses that Africa’s private sector must play a leading role in the continent’s development through long-term investments, entrepreneurship, and regional connectivity.
Buhari said that it was just a matter of time before such caught global attention.
Buhari, in the statement, said that “Elumelu’s commitment to the development of African youths, whom he has given a voice and empowerment, investing $5,000 in 1,000 young entrepreneurs per year across 54 countries, pedestals him as a visionary, with milk of human kindness, ‘and such, among others, must have qualified him for the Time Hall of Fame.’