Maryam Uwais, Abike Dabiri to speak on leadership at the Bolaji Abdullahi Mentorship programme

By Imam Moromoke

The Special Adviser to the president on Social Investment Mrs Maryam Uwais (MFR) and the Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa have been scheduled to speak with mentees of the second cohort of the Bolaji Abdullahi Mentorship programme.

Seun Awogbenle, the Programme coordinator who revealed this in Lagos on Friday, said Maryam Uwais is expected to facilitate a session on the principles of leadership on Tuesday, April 27, while Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa will take the mentees on practical lessons on leadership on Sunday, May 2.

Awogbenle said that during the session, mentees are expected to learn vital and practical lessons on leadership.

He added that “Mrs Uwais and Mrs Dabiri-Erewa have both distinguished themselves in public and private sector leadership. This is evident in their visible record of excellence and the strategic position they presently hold in Nigeria’s presidency.

“They have both remained a symbol of hope and inspiration to many young people, particularly young women, they have also demonstrated by their record that leadership is about service, capacity and clarity of purpose.”

Maryam Uwais, MFR is a legal practitioner and human rights activist with over 36 years cognate law practice experience.

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa had served as chairperson of different committees while representing her constituency at the National Assembly, she also served as a senior special assistant to the president on foreign and diaspora matters.

The Mentorship programme which is a 6 month Mentorship programme is organized and structured platform for young people to learn, engage and share from the knowledge, experience of Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi and other notable Nigerians who share his belief that development thrust must be anchored on young people as the driver and architect.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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