Apply for Lagos State Lateef Jakande Fellowship Program 2024 | Fully Funded

The Lagos State Government has announced the commencement of applications for the 2024 Lateef Jakande Fellowship for Young Nigerian Graduates.

The Lagos State Fellowship Program is fully funded for one year and offers life-changing, non-partisan, and meritocratic leadership and employment opportunities to young Nigerians who desire to impact their generation.

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 Lateef Jakande Fellowship Program is a one-year Fellowship program 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 public service and instill in them the ethics and values of purposeful leadership through direct mentoring and on-the-job training.

 Program Requirements:

To be considered for the Lagos State Fellowship Program, 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

Lagos State Fellowship Program Duration and Reward

  • The Academy is a one-year Fellowship program with the following benefits;
  • Work Experience: Work experience involves shadowing Lagos State Cabinet members and this will be done on a rotational basis after 6 months into the program.

  • Leadership Development: This component will comprise, amongst other things, the following: Brown-Bag Series, Fireside Chat, Leadership Seminar, Personalized Coaching and Continuous multi-source feedback

  • Community Service: 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.

  • Fellowship Network: The Fellowship will create an alumnus of highly 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.

How To Apply for Lagos State Fellowship Program (Step-by-Step)

To apply for the Lagos State Fellowship Program, all interested and qualified applicants should follow the procedures below;

  • click on the button below to visit the program’s website
  • apply for the fellowship program online
  • you will be invited for a Computer-Based Test if your application is successful
  • You will then be asked to submit an essay to demonstrate your written communication skills
  • for the final round, shortlisted applicants will be invited for a competency-based interview
  • selected candidates will be invited for induction to the program.

Deadline: June 25, 2024

Click HERE to Apply

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