In celebration of this year’s Africa Day, discussions on methods to unlock the continent’s economic potential were conducted by Tony Elumelu, group chairman of United Bank For Africa (UBA), and a few other leading business figures on Wednesday.
The meeting’s panelists, who were quoted in a statement, concurred that the continent’s vast potential needed to be unlocked. They all held the same opinions on the abundance of opportunities that exist in Africa.
On Wednesday, Elumelu, the Group Managing Director, Oliver Alawuba, and other significant figures in the African economic, financial, and business landscape gathered top management staff and business leaders at the Tony Elumelu Amphitheater at the UBA House for the discussions.
Oliver Alawuba, the group managing director of UBA, welcomed attendees to the meeting and stated that the bank remained at the forefront of driving debates that would result in positive change on the continent while assisting in unlocking the enormous prospects waiting to be tapped from Africa.
He declared, “This is the period when Africa’s skill, culture, diversity, and warmth are highlighted. UBA, the worldwide bank for Africa, is devoted to assisting Africa in becoming the continent of the future. We take pride in being Pan African because we think Africa deserves to be honored.
“The challenges and opportunities that Africa as a continent is faced with are very appropriate for our discussion, and the theme for this year’s Africa Day, “Innovation on the continent for growth,” is very appropriate. However, the truth is that there is a thin line between these challenges and opportunities, and we believe UBA Group can help unlock the challenges and engineer prosperity.
There was also an all-female panel with experts from different professions. Abiola Bawuah, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of UBA Africa, Owen Omogiafo, President of Transnational Corporation Plc, Hilda Baci, Award-winning and Trend-Setting Chef, Banke Lawson-Kuku, and Folusho Gbadamosi, Business and Technology Executive, were among them.
Bawuah praised UBA for being the first financial institution to have a board of directors with more female members than male members and for being an example of diversity and inclusion in Africa.