Meet Tony O. Elumelu; an economist,
entrepreneur, philanthropist and currently, a recipient of an Honorary
Doctorate Degree from Bayero University, Kano, —one of the largest universities
in North-West Nigeria.
of honoring a distinguished visitor’s contributions to a specific field or to
society in general and in this case, the Honorary Doctorate Degree is in
recognition of his dedication to job creation on the continent by empowering
African entrepreneurs all over.
has witnessed the economic growth and transformation of the region and the rise
of start-up entrepreneurs who are eager to transform the country, this
recognition symbolizes the impact of his actions.
2019 he was conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree – Doctor of Business by the
Bayero University, Kano.
Elumelu says ‘It’s either you leave here
with hope or you leave with despair, these two options stare us in the face and
the choice is up to us to guide the direction of the economic destinies of
these young lives.’
Elumelu strongly believes in the power
of Africapitalism and the role of the private sector in catalyzing Africa’s
human capital to achieve economic growth.
is tied to the belief of investing in and empowering our young entrepreneurs to
create prosperity for all. Having empowered almost 1,000 entrepreneurs in the
Northern region since inception till date, this speaks to the big ideas that
exists in this region.
students best of luck and thanked the Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, and
the entire administrative body for this distinguished honor.