Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu received President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu at his home in Lagos, to discuss diverse ways to support and empower Nigerian youths.
The business mogul disclosed this development after he shared pictures of the president’s visit to his home on his Instagram page. He captioned the pictures thus:
“Last night, I was honoured to receive the Nigerian President-elect at my home. We discussed ways in which the incoming administration must empower and support our immensely talented Nigerian youth. We have so much young potential to unleash”.
In Bola Tinubu’s campaign manifesto, “Renewed Hope”, the president-elect noted that the youths are a vast army of able, energetic, and willing people capable of putting this nation on the path to its finest destiny. Part of the manifesto said:
“Youth will not be exploited to do the bidding of the government. Instead, our administration will work with and for the youth, providing them with a platform where they may fulfil their greatest aspirations.
We shall do this by embarking on a coherent, structured policy of social economic, and political empowerment of young people.”
Tony Elumelu is a strong advocate for youth empowerment, through his foundation Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) he has empowered 10,000 African entrepreneurs over 10 years. The goals of Bola Tinubu and that of Elumelu for the Nigerian youths align.