A host of young Nigerians including the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Ajuri Ngelale, the Lagos State Labour Party governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, investigative journalist and founder of West Africa Week journal, David Hundeyin, human rights lawyer and activist, Inibehe Effiong and musician/ human rights activist, Folarin Falana (Falz) have made the list of “100 Powers Behind The State (BTS 100)”.
Other young Nigerians in the list include the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, investigative journalist, Fisayo Soyombo, Adebowale Adedayo, Justice Blessing Ajileye, Mark Okoye, Ike Ekweremadu Jnr., the son of former Deputy Senate President currently serving prison term in the United Kingdom, Ike Ekweremadu, and a horde of other young Nigerians.
The list includes young Nigerians Legislators who are championing critical laws, policies and programs for the protection of the country’s democratic principles.
Others come from the Executive, the innovators and leaders driving change within government ministries, departments, and agencies.
Consigliere includes brilliant minds who provide invaluable support and expertise to government officials at the highest levels.
In the Judiciary, only Justice Blessing Ajileye counted among the young legal luminaries committed to upholding justice, equity, and the rule of law.
Those in the next category are Active Citizens including dedicated activists, development practitioners, and engaged citizens advocating for social justice and community empowerment at all levels of nation-building.
The full list can be viewed here.
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