President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated a distinguished banker, economist, and philanthropist, Mr Tony Elumelu, CFR, who turns 60 tomorrow, March 22, 2023.
Sharing the joy and warmth of the occasion with the entrepreneur, who is ranked among world’s 100 most influential personalities in 2020 by Time magazine, Buhari affirmed the honor and pride that the benefactor had brought to Nigeria, and Africa, with his achievements, lighting the way for many to grow through inspiration, mentorship and training, with focus on raising generation of entrepreneurs.
A statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said: “President Buhari felicitates with Chairman of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) Group on the milestone.
“The President believes Elumelu’s benevolence typifies his humble background and upbringing, starting out as a young banker, daring to dream of a modern and technologically friendly financial institution, Standard Trust Bank, and leading one of the biggest mergers with the UBA, which made history and strengthened the economy.
“President Buhari notes the combination of youthfulness in style, broadness in networking, with both old and young, and the passion in pursuing and realizing dreams that the entrepreneur continually projects, graciously guiding others to nurture their business ideas to reality, especially in meeting societal needs and rendering value.
“As the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Transcorp and Tony Elumelu Foundation clocks 60, the President joins family members, particularly his wife, Dr Awele Elumelu, in thanksgiving to God for all the resourcefulness and impact, with a brighter future ahead.”
Buhari prayed for long life, good health and wisdom for the Humanitarian for Elumelu.