One of the African pride and billionaire entrepreneur Tony Elumelu was honored with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Entrepreneurship Award in New York.
He is the first African in 33 years of the award’s history to receive this honour. President George W. Bush jnr, in his remark, urged Elumelu to be reminded of the 34th President of the United States, President Dwight D. Eisenhower - who the award is in honor of - and the qualities he had.
The Chairman of the UBA Groups dedicated the award to his wife Awele, their children, and the staff of companies he chairs.
Read what he wrote and see more photos below.