100 Young Nigerians to be Unveiled as New Mandela Washington Fellows

By United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria will introduce 100 young Nigerian leaders recently selected to participate in the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program for Young African Leaders. U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle will deliver keynote remarks during a special reception in the newest fellows' honor.

What: Introduction of the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. sharp

Press Arrival: 3:45 p.m.-4:15p.m. (No admittance after 4:15p.m.)

Where: U.S. Embassy, Plot 1075, Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District, Abuja

Interested journalists who wish to participate in this event should register in advance with Sani Mohammed by phone or text at 0703-408-5920 or via e-mail at [email protected]

Please Note: Participating journalists are encouraged to arrive at the Embassy no later than 4:15 p.m. to allow adequate time for security screening. Please bring this invitation and your media credentials for easy identification. Note that laptops, cell phones, and liquids are not allowed in the Embassy. However, recording devices like portable recorders and cameras will be allowed into the compound.