A mentee in the second Cohort of the Bolaji Abdullahi Mentorship Programme, Yusuf Asunmogejo, has explained how he was impacted by the Programme.
Yusuf who is a First class graduate from the faculty of Engineering, University of Ilorin, recalled how one of the Open- House session with the Former Minister for Youth and Sports development, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi motivated him to put together and present a technical paper at the just concluded 19th International Civil Engineering Conference held in Asaba, Delta State.
He disclosed that while he was working to put the paper together, he was constantly reminded of the mentorship advice he received from Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi during the open-house session, to put in his best at all times.
In his words “The technical paper was peer-reviewed by committee of Professors and Senior Civil Engineers of Civil Engineering from more than 5 Universities in Nigeria and was accepted for International Presentation and Publication.”
“On the Presentation day, I rode on the grace of the Almighty, and my presentation was recognized with an award. The direction I needed was achieved when the doubts were eliminated.”
Yusuf, who is a mentee under the primary mentorship of the Co-founder of BudgIT Oluseun Onigbinde, appreciated Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the Programme executives, and mentors for the platform.
Other mentors at the Programme include, Harvard-trained lawyer and Senior Manager at the Central Bank of Nigeria, Ngozi Njemanze; business development professional, Fahad Garba, media personality and humanitarian, Sally Suleiman, lawyer and senior associate at Y.C. Maikayu & Co, Mohammed Adelodun and Strategic Communications practitioner, Olu Onemola.
The Bolaji Abdullahi Mentorship program (BAMP) is an organized and structured platform for young people to learn, engage and share from the knowledge and experience of Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi and other notable Nigerians who share his belief that development must be anchored on young people as the driver and key architect.42