Osinbajo, Elumelu task African entrepreneurs on delivering the economy


Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and Mr. Tony Elumelu are among other dignitaries that tasked successful African entrepreneurs in delivering economic liberation needed for the growth of the continent at this year’s edition of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum.

While identifying the remarkable contribution of entrepreneurship in economic development with regards to the fast growth of the African economy, other notable personalities such as the President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Group Chairman, FBN Holdings PLC, Dr. Oba Otudeko, also added their voices in calling on the leaders across the continent to implement a new development model that would help eradicate poverty in the continent.
In his speech, Tony Elumelu, said that it was fundamental to help the youth see themselves as the change Africa was looking for and encourage them to lead the campaign against poverty in the continent.
The two-day forum organised by TEF in Lagos, ended over the weekend with issues of Africa’s economic development forming the core discussion, as well as a private sector-led and entrepreneurially driven African economy.
“Across agriculture, ICT, hospitality, fashion, energy, manufacturing and many other fields, the breadth and depth of talent and innovation on display in the current and previous Tony Elumelu entrepreneurship cohorts have shown that there is indeed hope,” the vice president said

In the same vein, Alhaji Dangote said there have been changes in the interaction between government and the private sector, adding that the entrepreneurs are the ones that are going to create jobs, while governments facilitate jobs.
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