The Lagos State Government has the application portal for the 2022 Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy Fellowship for Young Nigerian graduates interested in learning how governance work.
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 one year internship 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.
The fellowship aims 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.
The programme has been divided into four components;
Work experience involves shadowing Lagos State Cabinet members and this will be done on a rotational basis after 6 months into the program. Fellows will hold the position of Special Assistants in their various MDAs and will be required to send monthly reports to the Governor through the Fellowship coordinator.
This component will comprise, amongst other things, the following: Brown-Bag Series, Fireside Chat, Leadership Seminar, Personalized Coaching and Continuous multi-source feedback
Fellows will commit to carrying out a high-impact leadership project of their own choice. It will be a community transformative project. Fellows will work together yearly on a major impactful, people-centered project which is capable of improving the lives of Lagosians. And the project must be implemented within the one-year duration.
The Fellowship will create an alumnus of a high potential youth network. Fellows will benefit from formal and informal peer-to-peer coaching and learning opportunities. The aim is to promote unity despite our nation’s diversity and promote national integration, ultimately cultivating social consciousness, shared vision, and creating a strong network.
To be considered for the fellowship, you must:
- Be a Nigerian
- Have a minimum of 3 years of work experience
- Be under 35 years
- Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree
- Have completed NYSC or hold an exemption letter
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should go to the Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy website and apply online.
The application deadline is June 25, 2022.