53rd Birthday: Irukera Foundation Launches BAl Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship

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As the Director General of Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), Barrister Babatunde Irukera marks his 53rd, his Non Governmental Organization has announced the establishment of BAl Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship (BELF).

The Fellowship will among others provide training and mentoring in diverse aspects of leadership for emerging and aspiring professionals.

The NGO known as Babatunde Irukera Foundation made this known in a statement made available to Newsmen in Lokoja, the State Capital.

The statement reads in part “BAI turns 53 on September 4″, 2021 In commemoration, the BAI Foundation announces the creation of the BAl Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship (BELF) The mission of BELF is to provide training and mentoring in diverse aspects of leadership to emerging and aspiring professionals.”

“Successful entrants will be passionate and highly motivated undergraduates approaching final year of undergraduate students of law with a demonstrated record of self startng, excellence, vision and desire, as well as commitment to public good and contribution to community development. They will participate in a program that promotes skills acquisition, character, values and a network of peer, as well as mentoring support. They will have their skills by practical initiatives and efforts to identify challenges or opportunities for service, developing solutions, and executing same, where applicable.”

“Babatunde Ayokunle Irukera is leading at and beyond the bar: A lawyer with an incredible knack for the issues and advocacy, a leader who makes other leaders, and an outstanding public servant and technocrat But beyond public and professional life, a politician of a new and different politics, and an accomplished family man BAI (his endeared name to most} Is a respected mentor and a prolific public interest lawyer/advocate in more ways than one raises the bar and redefines leadership One of the most apparent features of his style is an affinity, belief and commitment to young people and emerging leadership.”

Meanwhile, as part of activities to mark the birthday celebration, the Foundation visited some hospitals and orphanage homes in Lokoja and Kabba to distribute food items and toiletries.

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