Something Good Out of Nigeria

The Africa Leadership Forum (ALF) has initiated a programme, The Good Nigerian, aimed at identifying, celebrating, promoting and supporting everyday citizens who are proving themselves as worthy ambassadors of the nation in their various communities or endeavours. Continue reading

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In pursuit of active citizenship

By Chioma Okwudiafor

The orientation workshop of the Legislative Internship Programme has come to an end and participants are departing to begin internship at various Houses of Assembly. With nostalgia, I look back on the beginning of this wonderful journey.

It started with an advert in the Punch newspaper calling for applications. Initially, my application did not go through. About a year later, I got a phone call.

“Are you available to join the Legislative Internship programme in July?” the caller asked in a soft and polite voice.

“Why not?” I responded in excitement. My curiosity had been sufficiently aroused. A million questions buzzed through my brain, but most importantly I wanted to push my understanding of the legislative process beyond my government and public law textbooks. Indeed my chance had come!

Africa Leadership Forum

2011 Batch A members of the Legislative Internship Programme with the Executive Director of the Africa Leadership Forum, Ayodele Aderinwale MFR. (July 4, 2011)

 

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