Hafsat Abiola-Costello

Hafsat Abiola-Costello
  • Special Adviser and Member of the State Cabinet
    Government of the State of Ogun

BA, Harvard University; MA in International Development, Tsinghua University, Beijing. Non-Executive President, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy. Special Adviser to the Ogun State Governor on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and member of the State Cabinet. The Ogun State Office of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) is responsible for coordinating and tracking all activities geared towards the attainment of the MDGs within the state. Funded largely by the federal and the state governments, the projects focus on water and sanitation, education and health. The Office budget in 2014 is approximately N 2 billion. Councillor, World Future Council. Member of the Board, Global Fund for Children. Author of numerous articles for international and Nigerian press. Associate Editor, Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women. Ashoka Fellow; Fellow, Fetzer Institute US. Honorary doctorate, Haverford College, US. Recipient of several national and international awards.