Saturday, 17 November 2018

US Amb Billed For Hubert Humphrey Association Seminar In Lagos


Chioma Umeha

Empowerment of Nigerian Youths for Political Leadership will top the agenda in Lagos at the 11th Annual Seminar of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Alumni Association (HHHFAA).
United States (US).
According to a statement signed by Ms. Adeze Ojukwu, the PRO, HHHFAA, which was made available to DAILY INDEPENDENT, Ambassador, W. Stuart Symington, will deliver the keynote address on the theme “The Youth and Transformational Leadership in Nigeria.”
President of the Association Ms. Mojisola Onifade said the event which  holds at the BWC Hotel in Victoria Island on November 15, will explore issues on youth leadership, particularly on  policies for youth engagement  and  leadership development structures needed to groom young leaders.
The iconic occasion will be attended by accomplished Humphrey fellows, including Mrs. Anna Darius Ishaku, the First Lady of Taraba State, Hon. Justice Eniola Fabamwo, a High Court Judge in Ogun State and Prof Bola Ola, a consultant Psychiatrist at the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) and the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
The Humphrey Fellowship is a Fulbright exchange program established by the United States Congress in 1978 in honour of the late Senator and 38th Vice President, Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. – a national leader dedicated to promoting civil rights and mutual, intercultural understanding. It provides ten months of non-degree, graduate-level study, leadership development, professional affiliations, and related opportunities for cultural exchange.
 Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and commitment to public service in either the public or private sector. Nearly 5,000 men and women from 157 countries have been honoured as Humphrey Fellows since the Program was established in 1978.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Alumni Association in Nigeria was established as a platform for alumni of the Fellowship  to synergise and galvanise resources for national development and  societal progress.

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