The Tony Elumelu Foundation a leading Non-Governmental Organization empowering Africans will host President Emmanuel Macron of France and 2,000 young entrepreneurs, tomorrow Wednesday July 04, 2018 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos as part of the French leader’s visit to the country.
It will also witness a gathering of notable business leaders, technocrats, scholars, leaders of thought, financial market players, industrialists, tech gurus and media moguls in the nation.
President Macron will be accompanied by Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, GCON and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State.
The event will be an opportunity for President Macron to interact and exchange ideas with the business community and exploring ways of forging a stronger Nigeria-French alliance.
Founder of the TEF Mr Tony O. Elumelu, CON is a billionaire and philanthropist committed to empowering young Africans entrepreneurs.
TEF in 2015 developed the biggest investment in African entrepreneurs with the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP), which has seen 3,000 entrepreneurs benefit from the USD5,000 fund each.
The Empowerment program has USD100million voted to it and will last for a decade (2015-2025), with the goal of achieving the empowerment of 10,000 entrepreneurs.
This will be President Macron’s first official visit to Nigeria, since he was elected as the youngest democratically elected leader of the French Republic.
Macron since his emergence has become one of the outspoken and influential leaders in Europe, engaging and reaching out to several global leaders on the issues around trade, immigration, climate change amongst others.