Portrait of a game changer — Professor Attahiru Jega

Who is an ideal public sector leader? What are the qualities of an ideal public servant? Do we have local examples of ideal public sector leaders? This article describes the remarkable feats achieved and the impact created by one of our very own, a true “game changer” in the public sector. Read article here.

Improving the governance of Africa’s public sector

In an exclusive Interview with Ventures Africa, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede gives an analysis of AIG’s plan to reshape the public sector in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa in order to enable them reach their true potential. Read interview here.

AAIG recognises that leadership is key to public sector reformation and is committed to developing a skilled workforce. AIG Scholars will be provided with the right support to become transformational African leaders.

The AIG Fellowships is for high performers in Africa’s public sector. In addition to scholarships and fellowships, AIG will also acknowledge & reward excellence in public sector performance through a public service index and award. By celebrating excellence in Africa’s public service, AIG aims to draw attention to good practices in the public service and by so doing, grow leaders for the public service by motivating the youth to adopt similar practices.

Ultimately, AIG interventions will not only boost public service leadership but also restore public confidence in the sector. #ReformPubSec

Congratulations to the first AIG Fellow, Professor Attahiru Jega

The first AIG Fellow, Professor Attahiru Jega was the fourth chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC), and the former president of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), he has a track record of proven leadership in the public sector and has influenced several public sector areas, foremost amongst them are the educational, labour and electoral sectors. Prof. Jega conducted, arguably, one of the fairest and most significant electoral proceses in Nigeria’s history. Congrats to Professor Jega.

Applications for the 2017 AIG Scholarships to study for a Master of Public Policy @BlavatnikSchool open today! AIG Scholarship applications open today, Monday, 10 October, 2016, and close on Monday, 24 October 2016. AIG’s vision is to strategically use education to purposefully build good #governance and public leadership in Africa. 2017 AIG Scholarships and Fellowships are open to applicants from #Nigeria & #Ghana, only. #ReformPubSec

2017 AIG Scholarships will cover full tuition, accommodation and living expenses @UniofOxford. 2017 AIG Scholars will consent to returning home to work within the public sector at the end of their studies. Selection criteria for…

Today, we launch Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG), a new public policy scholarship initiative for West-Africans founded and chaired by Aigboje Aig- Imoukhuede with the mission to reform the public sector in Africa.

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) aims to reform leadership & governance in Africa specifically through the public sector. Ours is a governance & transparency initiative designed to influence persons to in turn impact an effective public sector. We aim to positively boost Africa’s poor public sector governance which limits attainment of true continental potential #ReformPubSec

See below our official press release.


The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) is founded by Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede to reinvigorate Africa’s public sector via quality leadership & good governance.

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