The chairman of UBA Group Plc, Tony Elumelu, has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award yesterday in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
The event according to the Leadership was attended by over three thousand delegates across Africa including top government officials, business leaders, established and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Addressing the guests present at the event, Chairman of African Investments Company, Heirs Holdings, UBA Group Plc and Transcorp Plc, Elumelu delivered a keynote speech where he advocated for the collaboration of the private and public sectors to create value in the global competitive business landscape.
He said, “SMEs are the backbone of any economy anywhere in the world. And when governments ignore the private sector and fail to attend to their obligations to create and sustain enabling environments for businesses to thrive and flourish, the consequences are stark low GDP growth, mass unemployment, ethnic strife and possibly even food and health crises are in some cases, violent conflict”.
Congrats Mr Tony Elumelu!!!