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President Kagame Attends 2019 Tony Elumelu Foundation Forum In Nigeria

President Kagame has arrived in Abuja, Nigeria for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship (TEFF)Forum bringing together over 5,000 entrepreneurs from across Africa.

The two-day event has opened today and for the first time in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.

Every year, the Tony Elumelu Foundation, which is considered the continent “foremost champion of entrepreneurship” hosts entrepreneurs, policymakers and business leaders from across Africa in one location.

“The forum will feature masterclasses, a dynamic pitching competition, electrifying panel debates, and the Presidential Dialogue. It will engage an audience of 5,000 comprising of startup entrepreneurs, development institutions and policymakers,” TEF stated on its website.

The event is themed ‘Empowering African Entrepreneurs,’ and will host “the largest gathering of entrepreneurs, policymakers, and business leaders,” according to the organisers.

The forum will feature a masterclass, a dynamic pitching competition, panel debates, and a presidential debate.

It will engage an audience of 5,000, comprising of startup entrepreneurs, development institutions, and policymakers.

Some of the speakers expected at the forum include Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President; Aisha Buhari, Nigeria’s First Lady; Tony Elumelu, the founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation; Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organisation; and Akinwunmi Adesina, President, African Development Bank.

Other speakers include Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo; Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda; Macky Sall, President of Senegal; Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda; and Benedict Oramah, President of AFREXIMBANK, among others.

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