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US honours Salami for empowering youth

16 March 2015, 07:01Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Youth empowerment advocate, Abiola Salami, welcomed his nomination for the United States Government’s International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP).

“I am grateful to the US Government for this nomination. I believe the experience will empower me to better serve the Nigerian Youth and position them to become Champions of Change in their businesses, organisations and communities.”

With this fellowship, Abiola, known as Mr Champ, will be exploring youth leadership and civic engagement programmes at the federal level in Washington DC, meeting with legislators on Capitol Hill.

Also Read: Abia State expands youth empowerment scheme

He is scheduled to meet leaders of the Legislative Houses in Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

In addition, Abiola will meet senior executives of over 50 US-based organisations across six states in the States while also studying model programmes that promote civic awareness and youth leadership in a variety of contexts such as schools, colleges, associations, youth clubs, sports programs, arts programs, interfaith-initiatives, and political advocacy.

- CAJ News


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