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Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy 2022 Fellowship Program for young Nigerians

The Academy is a one-year Fellowship programme initiated by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu that will offer life changing, non-partisan and meritocratic opportunities to young Nigerians who desire to impact their generation. We aim to develop future leaders by equipping them with the requisite skills to positively influence the public service and instill in them the ethics and values of purposeful leadership through direct mentoring and on-the-job training.

The program will offer first-hand experience into the process of governance at a State government level, Fellows will also participate in round table discussions with renowned leaders from both the public and private sectors and partake in domestic and international policy trips. The annual Fellowship is designed to mentor young Nigerians. It will offer bright young Nigerians the chance to support Nigeria’s recovery through inclusive, sustainable and development solutions.

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About Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy

The Lateef Kayode Jakande Academy is a one-year Fellowship programme initiated by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu that will offer life changing, non-partisan and meritocratic opportunities to young Nigerians who desire to impact their generation. We aim to develop future leaders by equipping them with the requisite skills to positively influence the public service and instill in them the ethics and values of purposeful leadership through direct mentoring and on-the-job training.... read more


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Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy Fellowship Program


Aim and Benefits of Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy Fellowship Program

Fellows will benefit and experience the following

  • Innovative Learning Curriculum
  • Hands-On Leadership experience
  • Participation in Community Projects
  • Mentorship from Renowned Leaders
  • Continuous Multi-Source Feedback
  • One-on-One Leadership Coaching
  • Shadowing Lagos Cabinet Members
  • Local and International Policy Travels
  • Network of Alumni
  • Fellows will receive a salary and benefits of a Special Assistant to the Governor. Lateef Jakande Leadership Fellows cannot receive compensation from any other source during their year of government service.

Responsibilities

  • Fellows will act as SPECIAL ASSISTANTS while in their assigned ministries or agencies. This would legitimise their positions and enable them to conveniently develop and implement solutions in their various postings. It will also allow for easy incorporation of the Fellows into a recognisable/existing public service structure. Their assignments demand a capacity for quick learning and a willingness to work hard, often on issues outside of their area of ??expertise.
  • Responsibilities range from chairing interagency meetings and designing and implementing policies to drafting speeches for cabinet members to represent their agencies on various assignments.
  • In return for the privilege of participating in the Fellowship year, Fellows will be expected to apply what they have learned by contributing to the nation as greater leaders in their respective communities, professions, and in public service.

The LJLA Program will offer non-partisan and meritocratic opportunities. It will combine on-the-job training through shadowing of Lagos State executive council members. There will be gender balance in recruitment of Fellows, 50 percent Female, 50 percent Male. The Academy will attract Fellows from Lagos, Lagos Civil Service and Nigeria as a whole

 

 

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Requirements for Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy Fellowship Program Qualification

  • Be Nigerian
  • Have a minimum of 3 years work experience
  • Be under 35 years
  • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Have National Youth Service Corps (completed NYSC) or hold an exemption certificate

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Application Deadline

June 2, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy on www.ljla.academy to apply

For more details,visit LJLA website


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