Hundreds of African Entrepreneurs and other stakeholders who are attending the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneur forum were thrilled by the level of support being provided by the founder of TEF, Mr. Tony Elumelu to showcase the innovation and entrepreneurial potential that exists in Africa.
The 2-day forum which is currently taken place in Lagos, the commercial city of Nigeria brought together entrepreneurs and media practitioners from around Africa including Liberia with aim at getting the taste of how to be a good and better entrepreneur in their respective field of concentrations.
According to the organizer (TEF), the objective of the forum is to develop a strong and integrated brand identity for the TEF Entrepreneurship forum; to develop high quality, cutting edge content across traditional, digital and social media platforms to promote the Foundation as the partner of choice on African entrepreneurship.
In appreciation of the work of the TEF, empowering young Africans on the continent, the Country Representative of the International Red Cross committed an amount of one million United States dollars to the Foundation in order to help in its services to the young generation of Africa.
At the forum also in attendance was Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote who spoke highly on how his company will help to reduce the huge unemployment problem faced with Africans in their respective countries. Mr. Dangote concluding his statement at the Forum called on Africans to invest in agriculture if they are to grow successfully in business.