A former Minister of Information in Nigeria, Frank Nweke Jnr, has been elected as the President of Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association of Nigeria (HKSAAN).
Nweke served as Minister of Inter-governmental Affairs; Special Duties and Youth Development; and later Information and Communications under former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration.
He emerged president alongside Aminu Mukhtar Dan’amu who is the Vice President. Dan’amu is a former Kano State Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development and served as Economic Adviser to two governors in Kano State.
According to Vanguard, the former minister obtained a master in public administration from the prestigious Harvard institution in 2008.
In his acceptance speech, Nweke Jnr said, “As beneficiaries of a Harvard education and its accompanying networks and pedigree, the burden of responsibility is upon us to do all that we can to lead in navigating this new world by contributing our knowledge, skills, experience, network, and resources, towards transforming our country, society and communities for the better.”
HKSAAN leverages on resources at the Kennedy School and its alumni network in hosting informed policy discussions that can help contribute to greater growth and development in Nigeria.
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