Mr. Tony Elumelu at the NY Institute virtual forum
UBA Chairman, Mr Tony Elumelu, Tuesday joined African leaders at a world vitual event to offer solutions to post Covid-19 economic recovery on the continent.
The event which was organized by the New York Institute attracted over 15, 000 people around the world who watched the live virtual event with the theme: “Resilient World An African Call for a New World Order”.
“Unemployment level in Africa is unacceptable. Poverty level is endemic, said Elumelu who is also the Heirs Holdings chairman.
” We should see the current pandemic as an opportunity to reset Africa.
” The pandemic presents an opportunity to reset Africa, create employment and eliminate poverty.
“If we fix access to electricity, ensure stability in the macroeconomic environment, and prioritise the youth, we will be able to fix Africa,” he said.
Others in the virtual panel are Tidjane Thiam former (CEO) of Swiss bank Credit Suisse,Nigeria’s Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Vice-President of World Bank, Mr Richard Attais, founder of The New York Forum and the co-founder of the Global Clinton Initiative and the Nobel Laureates Conference and Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa.
Other participated at the virtual event were President of Ivory Coast, Alassane Quattara, President of Senegal, Macky Sall, President of Sierra Leone, Julius Bio, Kenyan President, President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.
PerSecondNews gathered that the mission of the New York Institute forum is to create platforms where global leaders can ask the hard questions about the future, challenge their views and assumptions about it.
It also seeks to explore what it will take to succeed in it, and develop concrete and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.