Nigeria’s Philanthropist, Tony Elumelu, Receives Belgium’s Highest National Award

Nigeria’s Philanthropist, Tony Elumelu, Receives Belgium’s Highest National Award

The Kingdom of Belgium has conferred the honorary distinction of Officer in the Order of Leopold, the country’s oldest and most important national honour, on leading investor and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu, in recognition of his commitment to poverty eradication and economic empowerment of young Africans.

Ambassador of Belgium to Nigeria, Daniel Bertrand, presented the royal decoration at the Belgian House in Abuja, with public and private sector leaders in attendance.

Elumelu has been responsible for initiatives, creating jobs and employment for young Africans across the continent through his philanthropy, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF).

The foundation’s flagship intervention, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 young African entrepreneurs across 54 African countries.

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