Mercy Abang appointed chairperson of EPLF Technical Advisory Council

Media entrepreneur, Mercy Abang, has been appointed as the chairperson of the Emerging Political Leaders Fellowship (EPFL), Technical Advisory Council (TAC).

The EPFL is an initiative of The Bridge Leadership Foundation. ?The non-partisan program is aimed at nurturing and preparing young Nigerians for political leadership at the local, regional, and national levels with a view to improving the quality of Nigeria’s leadership pool and the impact of its developmental interventions.

The program aims at tackling the deep-rooted leadership problems we have faced as a country by exposing Fellows to the critical knowledge required for them to play in Nigeria’s political arena and thrive while in it.

Mercy is a media founder and Tech investor – she started her career as a political correspondent on Television in Abuja and moved on to developmental reporting and reporting the activities of world leaders at the United Nations in New York.

She is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of a German Hostwriters Network.

Mercy before now has worked as a freelance producer and reporter with Aljazeera MEDIA Network, she studied journalism and has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Berlin – Germany.

She was the 2017 Her Network woman of the year awardee in BROADCAST JOURNALISM in Nigeria. In 2012, she was named as one of 10 Young Nigerian Women to Watch and in 2021 was one of the Women in Journalism Africa, WiJAfrica’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Journalism 2021.

Reacting to the appointment, Mercy said “Nigeria is our only country” and “we must continue to thrive and strive for her greatness”.

Expressing her appreciation for the opportunity to serve, she reminded; “I am pleased and grateful for an opportunity to work with a team of leaders excited to influence a generation of global leaders.

“Thankful for the vision of H.E Former Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State, I am excited for what’s ahead”.

Other members of the TAC team include Hamzat Lawal, chief executive of Connected Development (CODE); Adedoyin Adele-Fadipe, founding chief executive officer, Central Electric & Utilities, Nigeria; William Etim-Bassey, Director of Business Development, Neostrategy Consulting Ltd; and John Obidi, Founder Headstart Africa.

The TAC team will play significant roles as Panelists, Moderators during the panel discussion sessions and Capstone Project Reviewers/Evaluators during the Capstone Presentation Phase of the Fellowship.

An induction ceremony will introduce 25 fellows to the fellowship and provide them with a thorough understanding of it.

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