FUTO student gets Tony Elumelu’s mentorship offer via LinkedIn

FUTO student gets Tony Elumelu’s mentorship offer via LinkedIn.

Tony Elumelu, the Chairman of the United Bank for Africa, has offered to include an engineering student, Emmanuel Nduka, in his future mentorship session.

When Emmanuel submitted a brief bio on his life’s adventure so far on LinkedIn, a business and employment-oriented online service, he gained instant renown.

Emmanuel had put on his LinkedIn wall three months ago:

Hello, my name is Emmanuel Nduka. I’m 20 years old and an introvert, but I’m not afraid to speak up about important issues, especially when it comes to opportunities.

I am a Chemical Engineering student at the Federal University of Technology in Owerri, Nigeria, in my third year.

With five siblings, I am the first son and child of my parents. I joined LinkedIn eight months ago and have already landed a few gigs and roles.

From becoming one of the LinkedIn page managers for my department, the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, FUTO, to a publishing company seeking to publish my papers and write-ups in Chemical Engineering.

All thanks to God, for all that have happened so far, I can’t thank you enough.

I look forward to becoming renowned in my field of study as a process engineer and I am open to opportunities that resonate with what I do, like scholarships, mentorships and sponsorships

Kindly connect with me please.

The post was uneventful, three months on.

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, the undergraduate was more forthcoming by mentioning the chief executive in another LinkedIn post.

# FUTO student gets Tony Elumelu’s mentorship offer via LinkedIn.

Elumelu took notice of Emmanuel, who describes himself as inspirational leader when he tagged the CEO to another post that reads:

I posted this and different people were asking, Where is your bag? Where is your red sock?

Yes! I don’t have any of those things and it denotes the following.

My role model has successfully secured the bag but I am still in the process of securing mine and it’s going to be quite a long journey.

Furthermore, I believe the red socks are connected to his brand, perhaps, as the chairman of the Heirs Holdings, United Bank For Africa (UBA) and Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation

I am neither a founder nor do I have any company but anyways, right from childhood, I have always loved red and still do now. So it will still be incorporated into my brand.

So you see, as much as I am in support of the legacy of Tony O. Elumelu, C.O.N, the pioneer of Africapitalisim, I can’t be exactly like him.

Eventually, and in the long run, I will have my legacy and finally secure the bag but meanwhile, I am simply Emmanuel Nduka, pioneer of the student’s voice on Linkedin and an aspiring generational leader. 👑

Do well to follow your boy.

Elumelu didn’t just follow; he also invited the young man to participate in his upcoming mentorship session.

Elumelu reacted on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, around five hours after Emmanuel had submitted his latest article:

“Lol! Emmanuel, this is really wonderful; you’re on the right road.

“Are you interested in participating in my upcoming mentorship session?”

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