Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship 2020 for Young Leaders in Nigeria (Fully-funded)

Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship 2020 for Young Leaders in Nigeria (Fully-funded)

Deadline: March 20, 2020

Are you a young Nigerian graduate between the ages of 25-35 and interested in public service? Apply now for the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship 2020. The one-year programme aims to create a network of high potential young Nigerians who are expected to rise to top leadership positions in the public sector and other spheres of activity over the next decade.

Established in 2018, KIF is an initiative of the Kaduna State Government (KDSG). The Fellowship is named after Sir Kashim Ibrahim, the first post-independence Governor of the Northern Region (1962-1966) who was known for his passion for education and selfless leadership which he demonstrated not only as Governor, but also as a Minister at various times.

Fellowship Components

The Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship comprises of four components, namely;

  • Work Experience
  • Education Programme
  • Community Service
  • Fellowship


  • A salary and benefits equivalent to that of Special Assistant to the Governor. Accommodation: Boarding (and breakfast) is provided in a nicely furnished one-bedroom apartment for the duration of the Fellowship.


  • Applicant must be a Nigerian;
  • Age range 25-35 years (Maximum age of 35 when the Fellowship ends);
  • Must have graduated from an accredited University and
  • Completed NYSC.


Applicants are required to submit a Résumé/Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages), an essay (word document of 1000 words maximum), and two letters of recommendation.

An important part of the application is the essay where you have the opportunity to demonstrate what you have accomplished and what your goals are for the future as we want to see people who have had a track record of imbibing change and are looking forward to making change as they move forward.

The most important criterion is to have a real commitment to put your new leadership skills into use to benefit your community, State and Nigeria upon the successful completion of the Fellowship.

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For more information, visit Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship.