Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Mr. Tony Elumelu, was last Wednesday honoured with Per Second News 2017’s ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ award in recognition of his charitable service that has improved the lives of people of Africa.
This award recognizes an individual with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support to individuals, organisations and charities in Africa, demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take on philanthropic leadership roles on local, national and international level.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Femi Soneye, publisher of Per Second News, said Mr Elumelu over the years demonstrated initiative and leadership qualities that stood out using his talents, treasures and time in a very strategic way.
“Philanthropy is dependent on the interest, passion, commitment, generosity and foresight of leaders like those we have honoured today. Never has such leadership been more important,” Mr. Soneye said, at the ceremony attended by top executive in the political, financial and media sectors.