A Steering Committee composed of Kaduna State Government officials was established to assist the Governing Board with the assessments of candidates for the Fellowship and the final selection of Fellows. The Steering Committee reviews applicants’ essays and video submissions and selects the best of them for consideration and final selection by the Governing Board.


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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Zainab Mohammed

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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Aisha Dikko

Aisha Dikko is the Kaduna State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Aisha Dikko, is a graduate of Law who obtained her degree from the Prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1987 and attended the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988. Read More

Umma Yusuf Aboki

Umma Yusuf Aboki is the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA).  She holds a master’s degree in Finance and Controlling from the Swiss Management Center, Switzerland, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management science form the Kaduna Polytechnic and a B.Sc. in Statistics  Read More

Bashir Muhammad

Bashir Muhammad is the Director General of the Kaduna State Bureau of Public Service Reforms. He served in this capacity in this administration’s first tenure from 2016-2019.

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Mary Adeola Olarerin

Mary Adeola Olarerin is a Special Adviser to the Governor of Kaduna State Nigeria on Programme Monitoring & Evaluation for the 2019-2023 Administration. During the previous administration (2015-2019) Mary served 

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Maryam Sani Dangaji

Maryam Sani Dangaji is presently the Director, State Planning Department at the Kaduna State Planning and Budget Commission. She is also the Program Manager Kaduna State Economic Transformation 

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Saude Amina Atoyebi

Saude Amina Atoyebi is passionate about good governance and has advocated for social justice through civil society. She has been privileged to contribute her own quota to governance by serving in the Kaduna State Government since 2015.

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 Adejoh Idoko Momoh

Adejoh Idoko Momoh has worked as Special Assistant to the Kaduna State Governor on Research and Documentation since 2016. He is particularly passionate about governance, policy development and how they both contribute to large scale systems-level change.

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Leonell Echa

Leonell Echa is a writer, editor, public speaker and voice actor. He is a spoken word performer and judge who has appeared on several platforms in Nigeria.

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Olumuyiwa Adekeye
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