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Was Tony Elumelu Representing France?



Little is known about the Nigerian entourage, who traveled with President Muhammadu Buhari to France, on a 3-day working visit on Monday, where he met with French President, François Hollande and French Ministers.

However, sitting amongst the French Ministers, is our very own Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holding and Transcorp, CEO Tony Elumelu Foundation, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. He is the only black person on the French role of Ministers, from far left.

It could be recalled that after he was turned back by President Buhari, along side, Wale Tinubu, Jim Ovia and Godwim Emefiele in June, who had traveled as part of the President’s entourage to America without the knowledge of Mr. President; Tony Elumelu was invited by the Kenyan Government to meet President Barack Obama in July.


Elumelu was also the key speaker, invited by the Kenyan government to give a speech on business and development in Africa.

He currently ranks 50 on the rich list in Africa, according to Forbes.