Eighty-five Participants Earn MNI Award from the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies

Shafiu Adamu Yauri, mni

The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) on Saturday, 20th November, 2021, held a graduation ceremony for eighty-five successful participants of its Senior Executive Course 43, 2021 in Jos, Plateau State.

It will be recalled that the Senior Executive Course 43 commenced on 19th February, 2021. Eighty-eight participants made up of top policy makers and executors drawn from different sectors of the society participated in the 10–month course leading to the award of Member of the National Institute (mni).

Eighty-five participants graduated and were accordingly conferred with the rank of mni, among whom was Barr Shafiu Adamu Yauri, mni , the Registrar of Trademarks, who was sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments.

NIPSS in Kuru, Nigeria is the highest policy formation and research center for bureaucrats, private sector leaders, Army officers, and medium-rank and senior civil servants, which was founded in 1979. Most policymakers in Nigeria have attended the NIPSS. Its first Director General was Major General T. Babatunde Ogundeko. The current Director General is Brig. Gen. CFJ Udaya mni. Notable graduates of the NIPSS are former Nigerian Head of State General Ibrahim Babangida, former Director General of Nigeria Policy Studies Comrade Ajayi Olusegun, and Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, the anti-corruption campaigner.

Most policymakers in Nigeria have attended the NIPSS. Its first Director General was Major General T. Babatunde Ogundeko. The current Director General is Brig Gen CFJ Udaya mni. Notable graduates of the NIPSS are General Ibrahim Babangida the former Nigerian Head of State, and Comrade Ajayi Olusegun, the former Director General of Nigeria Policy Study and Mallam Nuhu Ribadu the anti-corruption campaigner.

Congratulations to the new MNIs !

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