President, Barack Obama of the United States has honoured a Nigerian, Adepeju Jaiyeoba, and four other young entrepreneurs from around the world at a Global Entrepreneurship event in Washington DC. In a statement on its official website, the White House, noted that the emerging entrepreneurs from across the US and around the world were brought together to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges, including poverty, climate change, extremism, access to education and health care.
Jaiyeoba, who is a Nelson Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders, founded Mothers Delivery Kits in 2013 to address maternal and child mortality resulting from unhygienic and unsafe deliveries in Nigeria, after losing a close friend to childbirth. Jaiyeoba has expanded her services to internally displaced victims of Boko Haram, the White House said. Tony Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, among other entrepreneurs spoke the event.
President Barack Obama greets young entrepreneurs in the vestibule of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium prior to remarks at the 2015 Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) and Young Entrepreneurs event
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