Tony Elumelu Foundation has reacted to the offer of joining a mentorship session by its founder Tony Elumelu to a student of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) through LinkedIn.
Emmanuel Nduka, 20, had three months ago written a captivating bio on LinkedIn.
Then on Tuesday, the chemical engineering student made a look-alike of Mr Elumelu’s photo also on LinkedIn.
He wrote, “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.”
Impressed with the FUTO undergraduate, Elumelu responded, “Lol! This is really nice, Emmanuel, you’re on the right track. Do you want to be a part of my upcoming mentorship session?”
However, the foundation reacted in an Instagram post on Wednesday, saying Elumelu’s personal invitation to the sophomore edition of his mentorship session went viral for “good reason.”
“We are rooting for you, Emmanuel, and hope you get to have all your questions answered in the session with our Founder in October,” the post by the foundation read.
It also shared the image which got Nduka a personal invitation from Elumelu.