Elumelu In Tokyo: Africa Soon To Emerge World’s Talent Source

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The Chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Heirs Holdings, Mr Tony Elumelu, has said that Africa would soon become the world’s greatest source of talent

Speaking while delivering a keynote address at the Official Business Forum, hosted by Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) during the ongoing Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, Elumelu said: “Empowering African youths will unleash potentials of the continent, and provide sustainable solutions to problems of illegal migration”.

Highlighs of his presentation:
-Private sector is the new oil of the African continent.

Africa is rich with investment opportunities, but to exploit them, public sector must work in alignment with the private sector.
-There is urgent need to transform the continent through African-led solutions.
-Empowering African youths will unleash potentials of the continent, and provide sustainable solutions to problems of illegal migration.
-Nothing fosters industrialization faster than bilateral trade relationships. With Africa’s youth demographic boom, the continent will become the world’s greatest source of talent soon.

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