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A. B. Mah­moud, mem­ber, AIG Panel of Ad­vi­sors; Ken Ofori-atta, mem­ber, AIG Panel of Ad­vi­sors; Jeya Wil­son, board mem­ber, AIG; Yemisi Ayeni, mem­ber, AIG Panel of Ad­vi­sors; Row 2 (L-R): Ofovwe Aig-imoukhuede, board mem­ber, AIG; Oluse­gun Obasanjo, chair­man, AIG Panel of Ad­vi­sors; Aig­boje Aig-imoukhuede, founder & chair­man, AIG; Ajoritsede­re Awosika, mem­ber, AIG Panel of Ad­vi­sors; Row 3 (L-R): Chienye Ogwo, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, AIG; Enase Okonedo, mem­ber, AIG Panel of Ad­vi­sors, and Oluse­gun Adeniyi, mem­ber, AIG Panel of Ad­vi­sors, dur­ing the vir­tual An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing, Board Meet­ing and Panel of Ad­vi­sors’ Meet­ing of the Africa Ini­tia­tive for Gov­er­nance held May 15, 2020.

Africa Ini­tia­tive for Gov­er­nance (AIG) on Fri­day, May 15, held vir­tual An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing (AGM), board meet­ing and Panel of Ad­vi­sors’ meet­ing which high­lighted crit­i­cal ar­eas of im­pact dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­demic as well as other im­por­tant up­dates.

Par­tic­i­pants were briefed on AIG’S on-go­ing part­ner­ship with the Of­fice of the Head of the Civil Ser­vice of the Fed­er­a­tion (OHCSF) to im­ple­ment its re­form agenda.

The cur­rent fo­cus is on the ac­cel­er­a­tion of its dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion and re­mote work­ing poli­cies, crit­i­cal el­e­ments re­quired for the pub­lic ser­vice to con­tinue to work ef­fec­tively dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­demic.

The Head of Ser­vice was also com­mended for the trans­parency of the re­cent per­ma­nent sec­re­tary re­cruit­ment ex­er­cise, which was sup­ported by AIG.

Ad­vi­sors were up­dated on the sta­tus of the AIG Schol­ar­ship Programme. Five new AIG Schol­ars will at­tend the Univer­sity of Ox­ford’s Blavat­nik School of Gov­ern­ment in the next aca­demic year to un­dergo a Mas­ter of Pub­lic Pol­icy (MPP) de­gree. This will take the num­ber of AIG Schol­ar­ships awarded since 2017 to 21.

Lastly, it was re­solved that the next AIG Fel­low would come from Ghana and that Ken Ofori-atta, honourable min­is­ter of fi­nance for Ghana and mem­ber, AIG Panel of Ad­vi­sors, would co­or­di­nate the nom­i­na­tion process.

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