Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Tony Elumelu, has pledged N500 million towards an entrepreneurship programme, exclusive to indigenes of his native Delta State.
Elumelu, during a courtesy visit to the Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, made the commitment after presenting 50 beneficiaries of the TEF entrepreneurship programme.
Happy about his empowerment programme, he stressed that there is strong need to give back to his people as there are a whole lot of youths who are blessed with great ideas but lack the resources to execute them.
“Yesterday, I took 50 Tony Elumelu Foundation entrepreneurs from my home state of Delta with me to meet with Gov. Okowa and donated N500m towards empowering even more entrepreneurs in Delta State. Taking entrepreneurship back home! What a great way to end a great week!” he wrote.
On behalf of the Heirs Holdings Group, Elumelu pledged to work with the state governor’s office to put in place, a new programme to support Delta State youths.