The Aig-Imoukhuede Institute and the Africa Initiative for Governance have kicked-off the AIG Public Leaders Programme in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government as part of effort to drive public sector transformation.
The Founder and Chairman of the Aig-Imoukhuede Institute, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, said it has been working with the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) to build capacity in the Nigerian public sector.
According to him, “we have leveraged our long-standing relationship with one of the world’s leading schools of government; the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, they are bringing their expertise to Nigeria, so they can impact vital skills and knowledge on our next generation of public sector leaders. “
He disclosed that the institute was offering 50 academic scholarships worth 11,500 GBP per participant for all Nigerian public servants who are successful in the application process.
Aig-Imoukhuede said interested public servants should visit the Aig-Imoukhuede Institute’s website to download the programme brochure for further information, adding that applications into the programme will close on March, 18.
The AIG public leaders programme affords 50 high potential men and women working in the Nigerian public service a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a seven-week world-class leadership programme, run by an accomplished faculty of expert facilitators and teachers from the University of Oxford.
Through blended classes hosted online and in Abuja, programme participants will acquire a range of vital leadership skills, conceptual frameworks and practical tools that will empower them to be more effective as they lead their departments and organisation through the challenges of an increasingly complex and dynamic world.
Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, Professor Ngaire Woods, expressed delight about its long-standing partnership with the Africa Initiative for Governance and bringing the public leaders programme to Nigeria.
According to him, “we design our executive programmes for public leaders so that participants can learn from world-renowned scholars, outstanding practitioners, and one another. We also take into account the current context for public sector leadership in 2021, this means supporting heads of public organisations in renewing their leadership for the post-pandemic world.”
Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation expressed excitement that AIG, in partnership with the University of Oxford, is offering the unique opportunity for Nigerian public servants to participate in the programme.
” We look forward to the positive impact that it will have on the overall performance of the public sector.”