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El-Rufai Inaugurates Ibadan-born Awosika, Others As Members Of Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship Board


The Executive Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai has inaugurated a new governing board for the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship.

In a statement by his spokesperson on Thursday, the new board held a virtual meeting immediately after their inauguration.

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The board, which comprises 16 members, will be chaired by Dele Olojede, a multiple award-winning journalist.

Members of the board include Clara Ejembi, a professor at Ahmadu Bello University who was named the vice-chairperson; Ibukun Awosika, an indegene of Ibadan and the chairperson of First Bank of Nigeria; Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA); Segun Adeniyi, chairman of THISDAY editorial board; Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social investments, and Ndidi Nwuneli, managing partner of Sahel Consulting.

Other members are Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, chief of staff to the governor; Kadaria Ahmed, a journalist; Lola Shoneyin, an author; Asue Ighodalo, a lawyer; Jimi Lawal, an aide of the governor; Japheth Omojuwa, an activist; Bilya Bala and a representative of the Kashim Ibrahim family.

Zainab Mohammed, pioneer programme administrator, was named the secretary of the board.

“The pioneer set of 16 young persons, selected from all over Nigeria, resumed in August 2018 and completed the 12-month fellowship in July 2019.

“The second set of 16 fellows were enrolled the following month and are due to graduate in July 2020.

“The selection process for the third set of fellows, expected to resume in August 2020, is going according to schedule, the governor’s spokesperson said.

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