They are Adetola Adegbite (Nigeria), Blessing Ajimoti (Nigeria), Louisa Chinedu (Nigeria), Tobechukwu Nneli (Nigeria) and Prosper Amuquando (Ghana).
According to the Founder and Chairman of AIG, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, commencing from 2017 through a period of five years, five scholarships are given by AIG to talented West Africans from all backgrounds who are passionate about the public sector, to pursue Master of Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.
When the beneficiaries graduate, they are expected to return to their country and apply their learning experience as change agents in the public sector.
“We are pleased to announce our second cohort of AIG scholars. Public service is one of the fundamental contributors to national development and it is critical to encourage talented, young individuals as regards the crucial role that they can play in the process.
With AIG’s continuing support, these high caliber women and men will acquire the skills and experience to drive best practice standards of public service and governance across Africa,” he said in a statement said.
The Chief Executive Officer of AIG, Ms. Chienye Ogwo, noted that the scholarship award selection process is very competitive, with thousands of talented individuals applying from across Nigeria and Ghana.
“We congratulate this year’s awardees and remain committed to our mission to seek, attract, inspire and support future leaders of Africa’s public.