Nigeria’s Ahmed Adamu emerges chairperson of Commonwealth Youth Council

Ahmed will serve a two year term.

A Nigerian, Ahmed Adamu, has emerged as the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Council.

Mr. Ahmed beat other delegates from 21 countries to emerge the winner at an election held on Tuesday in Hambantota, Sri Lanka.

He was a member of the Katsina State Executive Council Committee on Youth Restiveness and Unemployment; and also the secretary of the Constitutional Review Committee, Katsina Central Constituency in 2012. He is also the founder and pioneer president of Youth Participation for Progressive Development Initiative.

Mr. Adamu, a native of Katsina State, holds a B.Sc. from Bayero University, Kano, and a PhD in Economics from Newcastle University, UK.

The Commonwealth Youth Council Leaders will serve a two-year term until the next Council General Assembly in Mauritius in 2015.


Full list of council members:


Chairperson Ahmed Adamu (Nigeria)
Vice Chairperson – Policy, Advocacy and Projects Sudharshana Lakshmi (India)
Vice Chairperson – Partnerships and Resources Sadham Zarjahan (Sri Lanka)
Vice Chairperson – Inclusion and Engagement Mohamed Husni (Sri Lanka)
Regional Representative – Africa and Europe Kiziah Philbert (Kenya)
Regional Representative – Asia Tharika Dileepani (Sri Lanka)
Regional Representative – Caribbean and the Americas Royden Beharry (Grenada)
Regional Representative – Pacific Harry James (Solomon Islands)
Representative – Special Interest Groups Wathsala Samarakoon (Sri Lanka)



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