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U.S. Mission Nigeria selects 56 Nigerians for Mandela Washington Fellows 2022

by Business News Report

U.S. Mission Nigeria has selected 56 recipients for the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for 2022.  Additionally, U.S. Mission Nigeria has selected 16 alumni from the MWF cohort from 2021 to participate in this year’s Alumni Enrichment Institute. Launched in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship exchange program of the U.S. government-sponsored Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) created to further the United States’ commitment to investing in the future of Africa.  Each year, U.S. Missions across Sub-Saharan Africa select accomplished leaders, who have established records of promoting innovation and positive impact in their countries.

This summer, the Fellows will travel to the United States to participate in six-week Leadership Institutes studying Business, Civic Engagement, or Public Management at U.S. colleges and universities.  At the conclusion of the Leadership Institutes, the Fellows will attend the annual Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit, where Fellows, U.S. government officials, and representatives from businesses and organisations with interest in Africa engage in high-level sessions and workshops. 

After completing the Leadership Institutes and Summit, Fellows are eligible to participate in several MWF alumni opportunities, such as the Alumni Enrichment Institute, that build the on skills and connections developed during their summer exchange program. Since 2014, over 5,000 young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa have participated in the MWF with 456 Fellows hailing from Nigeria.  Thus far, Nigeria remains the largest contributor of Fellows each year.

Commenting on the significance of the MWF, Ambassador Leonard stated, “The United States is dedicated to investing in the next generation of young Nigerian leaders reinforcing the strong partnership between both nations.  The vision, courage, and drive to innovate of Mandela Washington Fellows will help shape the future of Nigeria for many generations to come.” U.S. Mission Nigeria congratulates the following recipients of the Mandela Washington Fellowship and participants of the Alumni Enrichment Institute for 2022.

First NameLast NameTrack
1AbidemiOjoLeadership in Business
2AbubakarIdrisLeadership in Public Management
3AhmadAbdulsamadLeadership in Public Management
4AishaYahayaLeadership in Civic Engagement
5AkintundeBabatundeLeadership in Civic Engagement
6AlexisAdeluLeadership in Civic Engagement
7AlkaliJonahLeadership in Civic Engagement
8AnointedRichesLeadership in Public Management
9AssuranceChinemerem-AyilaraLeadership in Civic Engagement
10BabajideOluwaseLeadership in Business
11BlessingBashirLeadership in Business
12ChidiogoOdunukweLeadership in Public Management
13ChinemeremJonathanLeadership in Business
14CollinsObiLeadership in Public Management
15DanielOladojaLeadership in Public Management
16DavidEffiongLeadership in Civic Engagement
17DorcasElishaLeadership in Civic Engagement
18EbereOkonkwoLeadership in Business
19EstherBalamiLeadership in Public Management
20EtienoUdohLeadership in Public Management
21FredaAnyanwuLeadership in Business
22GabrielBell-GamLeadership in Public Management
23HelenOkotieLeadership in Civic Engagement
24IfelolaOlaleyeLeadership in Business
25IkennaOgbudimkpaLeadership in Civic Engagement
26ImmaculateNwajaguLeadership in Business
27KedeiIbiangLeadership in Civic Engagement
28Kurutsi TabkiJoshuaLeadership in Public Management
29MayokunIyaomolereLeadership in Civic Engagement
30MohammedSalmanLeadership in Civic Engagement
31MoshoodSanniLeadership in Business
32Mukhtar MaigamoGarbaLeadership in Public Management
33NaimaUsmanLeadership in Public Management
34NnaemekaNwejeLeadership in Business
35OlajumokeAdedejiLeadership in Business
36OlaoluwaBalogunLeadership in Business
37OlufunmilolaKehindeLeadership in Business
38OluwatosinOkeLeadership in Public Management
39OluwoleAdegbuleLeadership in Public Management
40OnyekachiKanuLeadership in Public Management
41OritokeAlukoLeadership in Public Management
42OsariemenOmoruyiLeadership in Civic Engagement
43PearlUtukLeadership in Civic Engagement
44RafiuLawalLeadership in Civic Engagement
45RahilaIbrahimLeadership in Public Management
46SamuelLawalLeadership in Business
47SamuelOkerindeLeadership in Public Management
48SophiaLawalLeadership in Public Management
49StellaAjigeLeadership in Business
50TemitopeOlatimehinLeadership in Business
51TitilayoFalaiyeLeadership in Business
52TracyOnabirekhanlenLeadership in Civic Engagement
53YetundeAdeselukaLeadership in Civic Engagement
54ZainabBalaLeadership in Civic Engagement
55ZigwaiTagwaiLeadership in Civic Engagement
56ZionObetenLeadership in Civic Engagement
57AbdullahiAbdul-FatahLeadership in Civic Engagement
58AbdulsalamAderibigbeLeadership in Business
59AmarachiKalu IgweLeadership in Civic Engagement
60AminaAbubakarLeadership in Civic Engagement
61ChekwubeIheanachoLeadership in Civic Engagement
62ChimaAmadiLeadership in Business
63ChisomNwankwoLeadership in Public Management
64CourageAgbonlahorLeadership in Business
65EnibokunOrobatorLeadership in Public Management
66FaridaHabuLeadership in Business
67MuhammadUmaraLeadership in Civic Engagement
68NkechinyereUguruLeadership in Civic Engagement
69OjooluwaIbiloyeLeadership in Public Management
70OluwatoyinAjiloreLeadership in Civic Engagement
71RachealInegbedionLeadership in Civic Engagement
72SaidaMansurLeadership in Public Management

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