TEF alumnus Abideen Olasupo returns $2,397 credited to account in error

TEF alumnus Abideen Olasupo

An alumnus of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) entrepreneurship programme Abideen Olasupo has returned the sum of $2,397 which was wrongfully credited to his account by his client.

The foundation said in an Instagram post on Monday that Mr Olasupo exhibited one of the attributes of a TEF entrepreneur which is integrity.

Explaining further, the TEF said of the 2018 alumnus, “He was mistakenly credited the sum of $2,397 by his client and he quickly called and alerted them, and returned the money in full.

“This has earned him recognition from various notable organisations and media platforms.”

Olasupo, who is also an alumnus of HBS Online and Lagos Business School, according to his Instagram profile, reposted the foundation’s message on Instastories.

The TEF entrepreneurship programme is open to start-up entrepreneurs, with innovative business ideas or businesses that have been in existence for less than 3 years, in any sector, from across Africa.

The foundation’s $100million programme launched in 2015 to empower 10,000 entrepreneurs over 10 years has empowered to date, over 9,000 young African entrepreneurs from 54 African countries. It offers successful applicants non-refundable $5,000 seed capital each and provides expert advice and others.