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US Mission: 57 Nigerians selected for Mandela Washington Fellowship Program

The United States Mission on Tuesday congratulated 57 Nigerians who were selected for the 2023 cohort of the Mandela Washington Fellowship program.

This was contained in a statement by the U.S. Embassy and issued to reporters in Abuja, on Tuesday.

SOLACEBASE reports that the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, launched in 2014, is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders which embodies the U.S. commitment to invest in the future of Africa.

The Fellowship is composed of academic coursework, leadership training and networking.

According to the statement, the Fellows will travel to 28 cities across the US from June 21 to August 4 to participate in Leadership Institutes hosted by American colleges and universities.

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In the final week of their program, the fellows will converge with their sub-Saharan counterparts in Washington D.C. for a Leadership Summit which will feature meetings with top U.S. government officials and private sector leaders.

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In a remark at the pre-fellowship orientation reception, Charge d’Affaires, David Greene, said the U.S. Mission looked forward to deepening the relationship between the U.S. and Nigeria.

Greene noted, “The U.S. Mission is committed to supporting Nigerian youths and providing them opportunities to reach their full potential, especially our Mandela Washington Fellows. We look forward to working with you in the future to deepen the relationship between the United States and Nigeria.”

Since 2014, over 500 young leaders from Nigeria have participated in the Mandela Washington Fellowship. U.S. Mission Nigeria is proud to announce the 2023 cohort of Mandela Washington Fellows.

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