AoCCLAP alumnus Orire Agbaje gets top government appointment in Nigeria

Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu inaugurated the Presidential Committee on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, 8th August 2023. The committee, comprising tax experts and critical private sector stakeholders is saddled with the responsibility of harmonizing taxes in the country to boost revenue.

Among the list of personnel in the committee headed by Taiwo Oyedele who resigned from his role as Fiscal Policy Partner and Africa Tax Leader at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is a young Nigerian student Miss Orire Agbaje. Unlike the other members of the committee, Miss Agbaje is an Economics student at the University of Ibadan. Her appointment generated a lot of excitement among the Nigerian youth who hailed the President for including youth in his government. It is even more exciting for the youth when one considers that the Level 400 student is part of the committee that the president tasked with providing solutions for the challenges in Fiscal Governance, Tax Reforms and Growth Facilitation in Africa’s largest economy.

Miss Orire Agbaje is an alumnus of the African on China Campus Leaders Ambassadors Program (AoCCLAP). We pride ourselves in the success of African youth and remarkably, we are more elated to have one of us occupying this esteemed position in Nigeria where she is expected to contribute towards the President’s set objectives for the next one year.

Miss Orire Agbaje being congratulated by President Bola Tinubu at the inauguration ceremony held at the Presidential Villa
Miss Orire Agbaje being congratulated by President Bola Tinubu at the inauguration ceremony held at the Presidential Villa on August 8, 2023.

Congratulations, Miss Orire Agbaje, on your remarkable appointment to the Nigeria Presidential Committee on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms! Your dedication and expertise shine through, and it’s inspiring to see your journey as part of the 2020 cohort of the Africans on China Campus Leaders Ambassadorial Program. Your impact continues to grow; well done!

A brief about AoCCLAP

African on China Campus Ambassador Program is a youth initiative to empower young Africans to take the lead in negotiating Africa’s relationship with China.

The program offers unique opportunities relevant to student leaders including training and support on student leadership, organizing, and mobilization, mentorship, and access to members-only platforms to study, live, visit, and do business in China. In exchange, student leaders are to organize and lead an AoC student chapter on their campus and report on their work. Since its inception, our students have been trained and mentored by some of the most influential names in the Africa-China space.

Africans on China sends a congratulatory message to Orire Agbaje
Africans on China send a congratulatory message to Orire Agbaje

And it is our hope that just like Orire and several others of our past ambassadors are shining lights at their various places, AoCCLAP will continue to be a platform to nurture the youth that will change the story of Africa-China relationships and beyond.

Congratulations once again to our star lady, Miss Orire Agbaje and thank you to all who have been supporting our efforts.

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