Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative, CYFI has graduated new fellows for the year 2017 programme at
the U.S Consulate General Residence Ikoyi.
CYFI, a youth engagement Initiative launched in 2011 by the former U.S Consul General, Ambassador
Walter Carrington poised to bring together Nigerian youths of exceptional vision, skills and experience
to design and implement projects that have positive impact on Nigeria society.
In his goodwill messages before the presentation of certificate to the fellows, the former U.S
Ambassador to Nigeria and founder of CYFI urged the graduants to remain committed, embrace change
and support efforts to make Nigeria great.
Ambassador Carrington expressed gratitude to U.S Consulate General Lagos especially the Public Affairs section for their relentless effort in sustaining the initiative.
In her remarks, a Carrington Alumna , Francisca Chiedu congratulated and urged fellows Carrington to
fight injustice and corruption in the country.
She thereby encouraged them to contribute their qouta to the development of Nigeria by collecting the
Permanent Voters’ Card and vote wisely in the incoming 2019 General Election.
In her testimony, Carrington fellow, who won the Fellow of the Year Award, Halima Layeni said CYFI has help in realising her greatest potential.
The Actuarial Science graduate of University of Lagos and member of Civil Liberties team of Carrington
fellowship encouraged individuals to help stop sexual abuse in the society.
Layeni said that the world will not be destroyed by the evil doers but by the onlookers who watch
without making a move to stop the menace.
At this year graduation programme, 19 Carrington fellows were inducted into CYFI, grouped into Civil
Liberties, Health, Education and Economic Empowerment Team.