L-r: Trustee, Tony Elumelu Foundation(TEF) and CEO, Avon Medicals, Dr Awele Elumelu; Business Information Specialist, TEF, Mr Folarin Aiyegbusi; Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu; President, Republic of Ghana, Dr, Nana Akufo-Addo; Governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Mohammed Abdulahi Abubakar , at the TEF Entrepreneurship Forum 2018, the largest gathering of young African entrepreneurs, and the launch of TEF Connect, the world’s largest digital platform for African Entrepreneurs , organised by The Tony Elumelu Foundation in Lagos on Thursday

By Cynthia Alo

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF),  has  trained over 200,000 entrepreneurs in core business management skills as part of its 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.

The training was conducted exclusively on  TEFConnect,   the Foundation’s proprietary digital platform  that provides capacity-building support, advisory and market linkages to over one million Africans.

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In a statement yesterday, the Foundation said the programme equips the beneficiaries with skills required to launch and run their businesses at the early growth stage.

It further stated: “With a unique curriculum that encompasses topics on  Starting Your Business,  Business Management & Fundamentals,  Leadership & Business Growth,  Selecting and Building a Team, amongst others, entrepreneurs are effectively armed to achieve business growth, profitability, and sustained success.”  

Commenting on this milestone,  Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation,  said “Every year, our commitment to transform Africa is further strengthened with the passion, resilience and talent of the high-calibre entrepreneurs who onboard our flagship programme. Our curricular provides a holistic opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn, grow and contribute to the development of their communities.”


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