Tony O. Elumelu with the 1,000 entrepreneurs representing 51 African countries from the 2015 class of the $100 million Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme during the entrepreneurship boot camp in Ota, Nigeria in July.
Tony Elumelu the chairman of Heirs Holdings and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation pens his on his thoughts on the current migrant crisis in Africa while preferring solutions in a Op-ed by with the theme ‘Progress in Africa Will Help Ease the Global Migrant Crisis’ for Time Magazine.
The piece reads: “Most of the migrants are refugees from war-torn Syria in the Middle East, but thousands of others are actually from my continent—Africans seeking better economic opportunities. The images of whole families carrying little more than the clothes on their backs trekking through an unforgiving desert and sailing across a perilous sea to reach Europe is juxtaposed against the preeminent narrative of the last decade of “Africa rising.”
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