From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna State has said his Government initiated the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship to help widen the pool of young persons whose leadership ability it can help develop and nurture.
Governor Nasir El Rufai who made this known on yesterday challenged the third cohort of the Fellows to give in their best in every facet of the programme.
In his welcome address, the governor told the 16 new Fellows that they were ‘’selected by merit from a pool of many applicants from across Nigeria, in a process that demonstrated that merit can be an enabler of diversity.’’
El Rufai advised the Fellows who are from 10 states, that their success is now in their hands to make the most of the opportunities.
The new Fellows were formally welcomed into the programme after spending two weeks in quarantine and online induction activities.
The governor challenged them to live up to the standards set by the first two sets of the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship.
According to him, the two earlier cohorts have “amply justified the hopes we invested in them, giving a good account of themselves in the MDAs to which they were posted, demonstrating intellectual acuity in their training programmes and showing a commitment to the public good.’’