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According to the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Alumni Association (HHHFAA) in Nigeria, improving the leadership qualities of current and future leaders will reestablish Nigeria as a worldwide attraction.

Mrs. Abosede Oyeleye, President of HHHFAA Nigeria, stated this at a press conference ahead of the fellowship’s 45th anniversary on Friday in Lagos.

Oyeleye stated that the country had creative minds, energy, hardworking inhabitants, and natural resource endowment to realise its full growth potential. She believes that the time for transformational leaders in Nigeria has arrived.

In honour of the milestone, Oyeleye stated that graduates of the fellowship would gather to develop solutions to common concerns and commemorate the program’s impact on global society.

She mentioned that a national leadership conference would be held on December 8 in Lagos, with Hubert Humphrey’s direct kin attending virtually from Washington and Minnesota.

Among those who will talk are US Consul General Will Stevens, former Inspector General of Police Mike Okiro, and Eghobamien-Msheila, Vice-Chairperson of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (UN-CEDAW).


Ms Amanda Brown, Acting Public Affairs Officer at the US Consulate in Lagos, also recognised the importance of cultural exchange activities to both countries.


Brown stated that Hubert Humphrey’s spirit lives on through the efforts of graduates who make a difference in people’s lives and communities through their strong commitment to public service.


The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme was supported by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


The fellowship is a non-degree exchange programme for experienced mid-career professionals. It brings selected recipients from designated countries, including Nigeria, to the United States for a one-year graduate-level study that focuses on leadership development and professional partnership with US counterparts at certain US universities.


Since the programme’s inception in 1978, nearly 5,000 men and women from 157 countries have been distinguished as Humphrey Fellows. Former Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode; former Chief Judge of Lagos, Justice Opeyemi Oke; and Dr. Reuben Abati, Senior Special Advisor to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, are among the Nigerian alumni of the fellowship.

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