Dr. Saeed Jumah, fondly known as “Dr. Smyls” to many has taken another laudable step towards creating dental and oral hygiene awareness in Nigeria with the launch of the second book in his children’s book series-Toothie and Friends-a fun illustrated book for children about dental health and hygiene.
Recipient of the 2013 Tony Elumelu Prize for Business, Jumah was selected for his passion and dedication to creating dental awareness in North West Nigeria. In partnership with Red Media, the organisers of the annual Future Awards, Nigeria; the Tony Elumelu Foundation will present over the next five years, the award which includes a N3 million prize as well as an additional N1.5 million to be used towards a project of the recipient’s choosing.
Upon receiving the award last year, Jumah expressed, “This award/ recognition by The Future Awards Africa inspires me to do more and take my dreams further. For my business, this award has further exposed my unique concept of delivering quality and complete dental care through private dental practice/corporate dentistry. This is the 1st of its kind in Nigeria and something that Africa can be proud of.”
Like Tony O. Elumelu, after whom the award is named, Dr. Jumah is also committed to helping other aspiring and young entrepreneurs succeed in starting or building their businesses through mentorship and the facilitation of leadership development programmes.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation would like to congratulate Dr. Jumah on the launch of his second book as he continues to exemplify entrepreneurial leadership through sustainable social change initiatives.