Global icon, Elumelu receives Belgium’s oldest national honour

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RAZORNEWS NIGERIA|November 16, 2020

By Ozioma Odita

Tony Elumelu chairman of UBA Group, Transcorp and Tony Elumelu Foundation has been presented a national honour of Order of Leopold by the Kingdom of Belgium.

Mr Elumelu on Monday shared photos from the event which happened on Sunday night.


He was conferred with the honorary distinction of Officer in the Order of Leopold, Belgium’s oldest and most important national honour.
“Last night, the Kingdom of Belgium conferred on me with the honorary distinction of Officer in the Order of Leopold, the country’s oldest and most important National Honour,” the business mogul wrote in a post across social media platforms.

LAST NIGHT, THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM CONFERRED ON ME WITH THE HONORARY DISTINCTION OF OFFICER IN THE ORDER OF LEOPOLD, THE COUNTRY’S OLDEST AND MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL HONOUR. PIC.TWITTER.COM/92AKJE3WLL
— Tony O. Elumelu, CON (@TonyOElumelu) November 16, 2020

Elumelu said he was humbled by the recognition of the foundation’s work in empowering entrepreneurs in Africa.
“I am humbled by this recognition of the work @TonyElumeluFDN in catalysing entrepreneurs across Africa and will continue to drive the economic empowerment of our brilliant young #Africanentrepreneurs to propel development in Africa,” he wrote.

Elumelu thanked the Belgian Royal Palace and the country’s embassy in Nigeria, adding that he looks forward to furthering partnership with Africa.

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