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The United States Consulate General in Lagos incorporates new Carrington Youth Fellows

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  On Tuesday 50 Nigerians were inducted into the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative CYFI Cohort 2022 2023 at a ceremony attended by US Consul General Will Stevens CYFI is a dynamic youth based initiative launched in 2011 by the US Consulate General in Lagos CYFI brings together young Nigerians ages 21 35 with exceptional skills and experience to design and implement projects over a 12 month period that will help improve Nigerian society in the fields of health education civil liberties environment and economic empowerment CYFI is named after the former US Ambassador to Nigeria Walter Carrington Ambassador Carrington was a champion of civil liberties democracy and closer ties between the United States and Nigeria and CYFI Fellows are committed to living out the ideals of Walter Carrington During his remarks at the swearing in ceremony in Lagos US Consul General Stevens encouraged CYFI s new fellows to continue to be a catalyst for positive change in their local communities as they foster economic growth improve democratic governance and strengthen civil society structures No nation can prosper without including its youth in government political and economic platforms wealth creation and poverty alleviation You have a responsibility on your shoulders to serve as strong and positive role models for Nigeria Consul General Stevens told the newly admitted fellows This year the Carrington Youth Fellowship Alumni Association partnered with the Kensington Adebukunola Adebutu Foundation and Access Bank to increase the number of fellows from 25 to 50 as well as expanding the fellowship to Ogun and Oyo states To date CYFI has graduated 174 outstanding young Nigerians who share the common goal of positively impacting Nigerian society
The United States Consulate General in Lagos incorporates new Carrington Youth Fellows

1 On Tuesday, 50 Nigerians were inducted into the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) Cohort 2022/2023 at a ceremony attended by US Consul General Will Stevens.

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2 CYFI is a dynamic youth-based initiative launched in 2011 by the US Consulate General in Lagos.

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3 CYFI brings together young Nigerians, ages 21-35, with exceptional skills and experience to design and implement projects over a 12-month period that will help improve Nigerian society in the fields of health, education, civil liberties, environment and economic empowerment.

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4 CYFI is named after the former US Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington.

5 Ambassador Carrington was a champion of civil liberties, democracy, and closer ties between the United States and Nigeria, and CYFI Fellows are committed to living out the ideals of Walter Carrington.

6 During his remarks at the swearing-in ceremony in Lagos, US Consul General Stevens encouraged CYFI’s new fellows to continue to be a catalyst for positive change in their local communities as they foster economic growth, improve democratic governance and strengthen civil society structures.

7 “No nation can prosper without including its youth in government, political and economic platforms, wealth creation and poverty alleviation.

8 You have a responsibility on your shoulders to serve as strong and positive role models for Nigeria,” Consul General Stevens told the newly admitted fellows.

9 This year, the Carrington Youth Fellowship Alumni Association partnered with the Kensington Adebukunola Adebutu Foundation and Access Bank to increase the number of fellows from 25 to 50, as well as expanding the fellowship to Ogun and Oyo states.

10 To date, CYFI has graduated 174 outstanding young Nigerians who share the common goal of positively impacting Nigerian society.

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