The United States Government has declared the partnership with the Tony Elumelu Foundation to advance enterprise activities in Nigeria as an approach to make work development, financial thriving and political dependability in the nation.
Making the declaration in Lagos, U.S Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, said that through an open tact award of $105, 000, the U.S. Office was supporting the preparation of a partner of business people from Southern Nigeria under the 2019 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program.
She stated, “Under this partnership, we selected 20 U.S. Consulate/TEF Fellows to receive additional entrepreneurship training through a day-long program at the U.S. Consulate General that utilise some of the resources of the Young African Leaders Initiative including alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship.
“The 20 Fellows were selected from the Consular District with a need being set on five key parts: energy, technology, transportation, agriculture, and health.
“This program is expected to give these Fellows understanding to creative U.S plans of action that will assist them with dealing with their organizations, advertise their items or administrations, look for capital, and create associations.
One of U.S Mission’s essential objectives is to help Nigeria’s monetary improvement, and business is a key driver of financial development and achievement.
That is the reason the U.S Department of State underpins business people everywhere throughout the world by working with the country governments and non-government associations, for example, the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
Our association with the Tony Elumelu Foundation elevates our progressing endeavors to propel enterprise in Nigeria and is one more case of our long-standing responsibility to supporting Nigeria as it endeavors to differentiate its economy.
I acclaim the initiative of the Tony Elumelu Foundation for their devotion to enabling sprouting African business visionaries as an impetus for the social and financial improvement of the continent.