Buhari Celebrates Temie Giwa-Tubosun, Winner of Jack Ma’s Africa Business Hero Award

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SWITZERLAND, NOVEMBER 22 – President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian entrepreneur Temie Giwa-Tubosun , inaugural winner of the Africa Business Hero Award, founded by renowned Chinese technology entrepreneur, Jack Ma.

According to the presidency, the Award, accompanied by a cash prize of $250,000, is only the latest in a series of inspiring wins by Giwa-Tubosun in recent years, and is testament to the vision and doggedness which had helped grow the Startup she founded, LifeBank, into an organisation to reckon with on Nigeria’s and Africa’s healthcare and technology landscapes.

“The President acknowledges the huge impact LifeBank Nigeria has made in a relatively short time, by delivering blood, oxygen and other medical products to hospitals in a timely and efficient manner, thus helping save countless lives,” the presidency said in a statement released on Thursday

“President Buhari reiterates the commitment of his administration to creating the right environment for business and innovation to thrive in Nigeria.”

According to the presidency, Buhari also assures that the efforts put in place so far, which have seen Nigeria rise a total of 39 places on the World Bank’s Doing Business Index in the last three years, will be pursued even more vigorously.

The President added that the administration will continue its active engagement with leading minds in the technology and creative sectors including through the Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity, under the National Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

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