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57 Nigerians selected for Mandela Washington Fellowship Program

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57 Nigerians have been chosen for the 2023 cohort of the Mandela Washington Fellowship program, and the United States Mission has congratulated them.

This was stated in a statement from the American Embassy that our journalist was able to get on Tuesday.

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The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, which was established in 2014, is the Young African Leaders’ flagship program and reflects the American commitment to investing in the continent’s future. Academic coursework, leadership development, and networking make up the Fellowship.

The Fellows will visit 28 cities in the US between June 21 and August 4 to take part in Leadership Institutes held by American schools and universities, the announcement claims.

The fellows will link up with their sub-Saharan counterparts in Washington, D.C., during the last week of their program for a Leadership Summit that will include meetings with top U.S. government officials and business executives.

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Charge d’Affaires, David Greene, stated that the U.S. Mission looked forward to strengthening the partnership between the U.S. and Nigeria in his remarks at the pre-fellowship orientation reception.

The U.S. Mission is dedicated to helping Nigerian adolescents and giving them opportunity to realize their full potential, especially our Mandela Washington Fellows, according to Greene. In order to strengthen the connection between the United States and Nigeria, we look forward to working with you in the future.

More than 500 young Nigerian leaders have taken part in the Mandela Washington Fellowship since 2014. The 2023 cohort of Mandela Washington Fellows has been officially announced by U.S. Mission Nigeria.

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