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Buhari celebrates Tony Elumelu at 60

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday felicitated with Tony Elumelu, a distinguished banker, economist, and philanthropist, ahead of his 60th birthday, on March 22, 2023.

The President in a statement by Femi Adedina, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity , said he share in the joy and warmth of the occasion with the entrepreneur, who was ranked amongst World’s 100 most influential personalities in 2020 by the United States based, Time Magazine.

The President felicitated with Chairman of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) Group on the milestone, affirming the honor and pride that the benefactor has 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.

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The statement declared that President Buhari 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, while noting 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, added that Elumelu has been “ 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 brighter future ahead”

President Buhari also prayed for long life, good health and wisdom for the Humanitarian.