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Saude Amina Atoyebi

Saude Amina Atoyebi is a passionate advocate of good governance and the development of civil society in her country, Nigeria. It is this passion that has informed her zeal to contribute her own quota by serving in the Kaduna State government since 2015.
She is the Deputy Chief of Staff on Administration to the Kaduna State Governor where she coordinates the administrative functions of the Governor’s Office, including developing government policy, establishing priorities and monitoring their completion. As the Kaduna State Focal Person for the National Social Investment Programmes, her major responsibility is serving as liaison between the State and the Federal Government to facilitate the disbursement of over $40 million annually through various programmes designed for the poorest and most vulnerable residents of Kaduna State. Saude also chairs the State Steering Committee on Social Investment where she works with members of the State Executive Council to design pro-poor intervention policies aimed at alleviating poverty and boosting prosperity among Kaduna’s most vulnerable population.
She serves on the Steering Committee of the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship; which is the Kaduna State Government’s effort at training and developing the next generation of African Leaders.
She has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, a master’s degree in advertising and marketing from Coventry University in the United Kingdom, and has attended trainings on the voice of leadership, adaptive leadership for Africa, and designing and implementing social protection systems delivered by the Agha Khan University, Harvard Kennedy School and Economic Policy Research Institute respectively. She is also an alumna of the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance.

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"To raise the next generation of leaders who will most likely be absorbed into the Nigerian public sector having had a first-hand experience of its working and challenges"

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