I am one of the fellow citizens Tony Elumelu has mentored. I want to thank you for your keynote in Wharton Business School 6 years ago and also the access you have provided over the years. After that talk which I chronicled, I made the decision to move into business.
On May 28, 2015, I joined you for a dinner in Transcorp Hotel Abuja. I crashed into your dinner and asked for your 5 minutes. I had flown home to get a sense of the new direction of govt to help update my company strategy. You cleared some of the confusions.
I formed a new subsidiary, a company that makes sensors using artificial intelligence to helps farmers improve yields by telling them what, how and when to farm. The largest fertilizer maker in the world awarded it the AgTech Startup of the Year two months ago.
Today, the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria awarded us a major contract to assist its farmers in Nigeria. Government is supporting them.
On behalf of my family and all the young people who work in my firms, I sincerely want to thank you for your kindness, and inspirational devotion to build a better Africa. Thank you, Sir.