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If you are a young person in Nigeria and you would like to build a career in the public sector—especially in the legislature –here’s your chance to get firsthand experience in that space.

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The Legislative Mentorship Initiative Program invites young leaders and professionals who are interested in governance to apply for a place in its fellowship. The program will provide them with hands-on training and engagement that will prepare participants for life in the public service.

This program will include three weeks of residential training, a one-month internship, and a month of virtual training and community interactions. The organizers hope that the program will help participants better understand the legislature, and make them more eager to make a positive impact through public service.


Persons who take part in this program will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Receive lectures that will broaden their understanding of government in Nigeria and how it works.

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  • Examine case studies and watch simulations and documentaries of legislative practice in the country.
  • Be interns with MPs, and get privileged access to the legislative process taking place in real-time.
  • Engage in group discussions and assignments that will enrich their knowledge of governance in Nigeria.


This program is open to persons who meet these requirements:

  • Should be a citizen of Nigeria.

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  • Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree or HND from a recognized institution.
  • Aged between 21 and 35 years.
  • Should have a track record of leadership and service to their community.
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Should be patriotic and passionate about Nigeria’s stability.

Persons who want to apply should fill out and submit the online application form, CV, and personal statement, and upload a one-minute application video.

If you would like to apply for the Legislative Mentorship Initiative Program, click here.

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This article was first published on 5th July 2022


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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