President Emmanuel Macron of France has advocated prioritizing the role of entrepreneurship in driving the growth and development of Africa.
President Macron who stressed the importance of the private sector in economic growth called for the creation of a business ecosystem that motivates a vibrant private sector in Africa.
The French leader was speaking at an interactive session held with young African Entrepreneurs in Lagos during a working visit to Nigeria.
Mr Macron charged the young Africans to be focused and determined to actualize their dreams, noting that the entrepreneurs were of great importance to the sustainable economic development on the continent.
The founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation, TEF, Mr Tony Elumelu who moderated the session, remarked that France and the rest of the world should realize that Africa is a continent of opportunities.
Emerging and established businesswomen and men from across Africa attended the event.