MY REMARKS ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP, YOUTH ENGAGEMENT AND WEALTH CREATION AT THE NIGERIAN GOVERNORS FORUM INDUCTION SESSION
Presidential Banquet Hall, State House Abuja- FCT. Good morning Your Excellencies,The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.My brother and friend, the President of Kenya, President William RutoThe former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, my friend, Sir. Tony Blair.The UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina J. Mohammed.My big sister, the Director General […]
TEF X UNICEF X GenU X IKEA; Strengthening Climate Resilience through Green Entrepreneurship.
In my OP-ED on the Cop27 climate negotiations in Egypt, I emphasised the unrelenting impact of the climate crisis on communities across Africa highlighting the famine tragedy in east Africa. Read here. https://www.tonyelumelufoundation.org/news/david-miliband-tony-o-elumelu-cop27-is-over-africa-cannot-wait-any-longer-for-climate-action Africa is the victim, not the author of this crisis. But Africa can and should act. Today, I am pleased to announce […]
My Goodwill Remarks At The Nigerian Government High-Level Donor Engagement On Nigeria’s 2023 Housing And Population Census
Good morning distinguished Ladies & Gentlemen. Thank you, Honourable Ministers, for inviting me here to deliver goodwill remarks on behalf of the Organised Private Sector and African Philanthropic Organisations. Let me start by commending our President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, for this laudable effort. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with an estimated […]
My Speech at The Meeting with The Heirs Holdings HR Community.
The HR Community is providing great support to the HH growth trajectory, and I like the happiness across HH Group, especially from the recent promotion announcement. This can only be achieved through a rigorous GEPEC process which you all drove respectively. So well done! However, our ambitions are huge and people management is the key […]
My Speech at The US Africa Summit in Washington DC
Good evening all, and it’s great to be in Washington. It’s great to be in America, and it’s great for Africa to be in Washington. We are looking forward to a truly transformative week. I want to say a big thank you to President Biden, and to the administration. And to the Secretary of State, […]
In Washington – At the Table – Convening, Catalysing and Championing a New Africa
For us at Heirs Holdings, Pan-Africanism is not just a dream, it is our vision of an inclusive and transformative agenda, that will fundamentally change Africa. Last week was a testament to that vision: the awards and recognition we received for empowering our young and disadvantaged women and our milestone partnership with the government of […]
MAIDEN CONVOCATION CEREMONY LECTURE, ADMIRALTY UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
THEME: Fostering Global Prosperity; The Imperative of Luminary Leadership Let me seize this opportunity to thank Mr. President, H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for the opportunity of this university being sited here in Delta State. I am a proud indigene of Delta State and as a strong supporter of all its institutions and residents. What is […]
No Time to Wait for Climate Action in Africa
A Joint op-ed with David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and Tony Elumelu, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. This month’s COP27 climate negotiations in Egypt are being called “Africa’s COP,” a recognition of the daily impact of the climate crisis on communities across the continent. The question now is whether climate negotiators use […]
My Keynote Remarks for the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) 60th Anniversary.
Theme: 60 Years of Insurance Broking: Redefining the Practice and the Practitioners. Our Chief Host, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Executive Governor of Lagos State, The Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, Executive Governor of Ondo State, The Commissioner for Insurance, Mr. Sunday Thomas, The President & Chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian […]
My Keynote Address at the United Nations General Assembly.
My sister, great minister from South Africa and my brother, good to meet you all. Ladies and gentlemen and of course, my dear friend, Ms. Banks, great to meet you again. I think it was in April we were both interacting about this same message of social entrepreneurship for Africa, in collaboration with the United […]