GOVERNING BOARD

A special Board comprising of notable, accomplished Nigerians has been set up to assist with structuring and administering of the Fellowship. This is aimed at setting a strong foundation for KIF in addition to providing a structured institution to steer the Fellows towards active participation in and commitment to public service in Nigeria.

Dele Olojede
Chairman

Dele Olojede is the first African-born winner of the Pulitzer Prize, journalism highest honor. A writer, publisher and media entrepreneur, Dele is also a public speaker, particularly on what constitutes the good society, 
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Ibukun Awosika

Ibukun Awosika is the Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria's premier and most valuable banking brand. She is also the founder and CEO of The Chair Centre Group. The companies in the group include: The Chair Centre Limited, Sokoa Chair Centre Limited, Furniture Manufacturers Mart,
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Asue Ighodalo

Asue Ighodalo is a founding partner of Banwo & Ighodalo, one of the foremost commercial law firms in Nigeria. He obtained his first degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan, a law degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and was admitted into the Nigerian Bar in July 1985.
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Hadiza Bala Usman

Hadiza Bala Usman was born on 2nd January 1976 in Zaria Kaduna State, Nigeria. She started her education at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Staff Primary School and went ahead to complete both her Secondary and Undergraduate Studies at the Ahmadu Bello University campus Zaria with a BSC in Business Administration from 1996 - 2000.
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Muhammad Sani Abdullahi

Muhammad Sani Abdullahi  has over a decade of experience in development policy formulation, public finance and project implementation, Muhammad is the current Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kaduna State 
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Maryam Uwais

Maryam Uwais (MFR) is the current Special Advisor to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investments. She is a legal practitioner and human rights activist with almost 40 years cognate law practice experience, consisting of public service at the Kano State Ministry of Justice, 
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JJ Omojuwa

Omojuwa is the founder and Chief Strategist at The Alpha Reach, one of Nigeria’s foremost Digital Media companies. He is the convener of The Conversations On Democracy & Development (CODED) with #CODED2019 one of the most talked about conferences in Africa in 2019.
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Ndidi Nwuneli

Ndidi Nwuneli is the Managing Partner of Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd., which works across West Africa shaping agricultural policy, creating catalytic ventures, and implementing ecosystem solutions. 

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Jimi Lawal

Jimi Lawal is a British trained, qualified professional banker with over two decades of international merchant banking experience across three continents - Africa, Europe and North America; apart from having held senior management positions in multi-national banks

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Lola Shoneyin

Lola Shoneyin's works includes three books of poems: So All the Time I Was Sitting on an Egg(1997), Song of a Riverbird (2002) and For the Love of Flight (2010); and a 3 children's books titled Mayowa and the Masquerades (2010) Do As You are Told, Baji (2019) and Iyaji, the Housegirl (2019).
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Zainab Mohammed
Secretary

Zainab Mohammed is best described as a Manager. With well over 14 years of experience under her belt, she has successfully managed Executives and Programmes, and assembled resources to execute their strategic actions.
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Clara Ejembi
Vice Chairman
Kadaria Ahmed
Segun Adeniyi
Bilya Bala