“We should promote entrepreneurship on the continent. We need entrepreneurs to grow employment. We need entrepreneurship to give hope to our people. We need entrepreneurship to stop our people from crossing the Mediterranean in very harsh conditions. We need entrepreneurship to stop extremism on our continent. We need entrepreneurship to provide security and assure prosperity for everyone.”Our Founder, Mr. Tony Elumelu delivered the keynote at the @unitednations session tagged “Driving a Social Entrepreneurship Agenda for Africa”.
On Thursday, September 22, 2022, TEF Founder, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, headlined the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum with investors, alongside H.E. President Mohammad Buhari and other Nigerian public and private leaders.
The conversation centred around improving policies and international partnerships to boost Nigeria’s global investment potential, and Mr. Elumelu highlighted @UBAGroup and @Heirs_Holdings’ track record of success in Nigeria as an example to others.
Then, in his capacity as a member of the board, he attended the United Nations Generation Unlimited Leadership Council board meeting where the TEF Director of Partnerships Tony Elumelu Foundation, Somachi Chris-Asoluka moderated sessions with the global leaders in attendance to discussed a first-of-its-kind partnership to support green entrepreneurs across Africa.
Mr. Elumelu also delivered headline remarks at the Forbes Philanthropy Summit with President of #UNGA77; Abdulla Shahid.
Our founder’s message was simple:
“Youth unemployment is an erosion of talent and a betrayal of a generation. We must prioritize our young ones- the government needs to create an enabling environment with access to stable infrastructure for young entrepreneurs to thrive.
Collectively, leaders in the private and public sectors must work together to ensure that our young global citizens are economically empowered for shared prosperity.”
At the United Nations’ side event, he delivered the keynote and ended the night by attending the inaugural Global Business African Initiative on the margins of #UNGA, hosted by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres.