‘If we don’t fix unemployment in Africa, it will consume us all’ – Tony Elumelu
No man has taken the desire to change the face of Entrepreneurship in Africa than Tony Elumelu. His Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) a support private initiative by Tony Elumelu Foundation aims to empower African Entrepreneurs with an empowerment fund to the tune of $100million over the next 10 years.
Last week, Mr Elumelu (CON) was the co chair of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa, his message to African government, Entrepreneurs and the private sector was damming; “If we don’t fix unemployment it will consume us all”. Not only did Mr Elumelu talk about Job creation, he urged Africa to see farmers as the biggest Entrepreneurs.
In his interview ahead of the summit in Kigali Ruwanda, he spoke with CNBC Africa’s Wole Famurewa on the road map to Job creation in Africa, Africa investment by Africans and role of African governments in digital transformation.