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President Muhammadu Buhari celebrated the 60th birthday of Tony Elumelu, the Chairman of United Bank of Africa (UBA) Group, a renowned banker, economist, and philanthropist.

In a statement released yesterday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President rejoiced with Elumelu and thanked him for bringing honor and pride to Nigeria and Africa with his achievements.

Elumelu was ranked among the World’s 100 most influential personalities in 2020 by Time.

The President praised Elumelu’s humble background and upbringing, starting out as a young banker, daring to dream of a modern and technologically friendly financial institution, Standard Trust Bank, and leading one of the biggest mergers with the UBA, which made history and strengthened the economy.

Also, he noted the entrepreneur’s youthfulness in style, broadness in networking, and passion in pursuing and realizing dreams, graciously guiding others to nurture their business ideas to reality, especially in meeting societal needs and rendering value.

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As the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Transcorp and Tony Elumelu Foundation, the President joined family members, particularly his wife, Dr. Awele Elumelu, in thanksgiving to God for all the resourcefulness and impact, with brighter future ahead.

Furthermore, the President prayed for long life, good health, and wisdom for the humanitarian.

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