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Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy Fellowship for Young Nigerians 2022

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.

by James Kase

Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy Fellowship 2022: The Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy is a one-year Fellowship programme initiated by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu that will offer life changing, nonpartisan and meritocratic opportunities to young Nigerians who desire to impact their generation.

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.

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Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy Fellowship 2022.

The value of investing in leadership has been well established in all sectors. A rationale for investing in leadership development that is more specific to foundations is that doing so can contribute to the effectiveness of a country to which the foundation is already committed.

The Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy is a program that aims to build skills, awareness, and a nuanced perspective among young people to tackle challenges in various fields including the public sector. 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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Objectives of the Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy Programme

Objective: The objective of the Fellowship is to develop the next generation of values-based Nigerian leaders. These leaders will not only impart knowledge and share opinions but also guide and lead their country with integrity. Nigeria tends to produce a good number of skilled professionals. But too few of these intellectual come into the public sector to provide the society with statesmanlike leadership and guidance in public affairs. This one-year intense programme aims to produce and develop those leaders and will become the future of Nigeria.

In addition to deepening technical knowledge in governance, the programme will provide invaluable exposure and opportunity to develop essential leadership skills by shadowing public sector leaders. The unique experience equips Fellows with the expertise and confidence to make a meaningful contribution to Nigeria’s growth. 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 representing their agencies on various assignments. 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. 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 Programme will offer non-partisan and meritocratic opportunities. It will combine on-the-job training through shadowing of Lagos State executive council members. The Academy will attract Fellows from Lagos, Lagos Civil Service and Nigeria as a whole.

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Who Can Apply Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy Fellowship Programme?

The LJLA will offer non-partisan and meritocratic opportunities. It will combine on-the-job training through shadowing of Lagos State executive cabinet members. Fellows will shadow Executive Council Members in the ministries or agencies they are posted to. This would enable them to conveniently develop and implement solutions in their various postings.
Fellows will be expected to have a profound sense of purpose regardless of scale and scope of challenge.

Fellows will take part in at least one international policy trip to nations that have moved from third world to first world like Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo and many more. This opportunity will allow them explore how leadership in other first world States work, and leaders whose visions have illustrated their country’s economic and social trajectory.

It is required that applicants must:

  1. BE A NIGERIAN
  2. HAVE 3 YEARS WORK EXPERIENCE
  3. BE UNDER 35 YEARS OLD
  4. HOLD A MINIMUM OF HND OR BACHELORS’ DEGREE
  5. HAVE NYSC DISCHARGE/EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE

How to Apply Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy Fellowship Programme.

✓ Check Criteria to be sure you are qualified
✓ Apply by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button
✓ Check your Email to see if you are selected for the program
✓ You will receive your login details
✓ Login regularly to follow up on your progress

IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES, SIMPLY CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION INTO THE ACADEMY.

Application Process:

Becoming A Fellow Is Simple:

1. Apply Online
You can start your journey into the Academy by simply clicking on “APPLY NOW” button above

2. Computer Based Test (CBT)
Your application would be assessed and you would be shortlisted to take the Computer Based Test if you meet all criteria. The test would involve verbal, numeric and current affairs.

3. Assessment Center
This is a series of tests and interviews including written and oral presentations, group discussions and competency assessment.

4. Admission
This is the final stage of your application. You would be offered a slot into the Fellowship if you are selected.

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