The name Tony Elumelu should not come to many in the business and corporate world as a misnomer, as he has been there done that in these two principal sectors as a formidable player.
Since he left the Pan African banker, UBA, Toney Elumelu has remained standing tall in all his endeavours, especially through his Tony Elumelu Foundation, TEF, a leading African philanthropic NGO, committed to empowering African entrepreneurs. Last weekend, in Abuja, TEF unveiled 3050 entrepreneurs and 1,000 received direct funding from 2019 Entrepreneurs scheme. TEF announced the selected applicants for the 2019 cohort of the Foundation’s flagship Entrepreneurship Program on March 22, 2019, which interestingly falls on Tony Elumelu’s birthday, making it more unique for the man. The event marked the 5th Edition of the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Program at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The Selection Announcement also featured a Nigerian TEF Alumni Meet up, as well as an interactive dialogue with the TEF Founder, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, who is now on the threshold of history as the first African to make such an indelible mark in the continent. Yes, Anthony Elumelu is enigmatic and quintessential in all ramifications, and this is no exaggeration. Today, his Tony Elumelu Foundation, TEF, has over the years been giving succor and relief, via empowerment to youths, not only in Nigeria, but throughout the continent of Africa, for sustainable growth and development.