As passionate as I am about Nigeria, the centrality of diplomacy and international relations for development appeals strongly to me. Currently, as a diplomat-in-training, I am learning to sustain conversations with an endless variety of people with an endless range of backgrounds and interests.
My day-to-day task also means identifying which projects are meaningful and which are not, which process works and which is time-wasting, as well as telling people’s motives behind every email and proposal.
This area of work is equally deepening my understanding of international policy issues, peace and security, aid and development, trade and democracy, climate change and feminism, human trafficking and global response to the pandemic. With experiences working with the UN, the EU, Nordics and of course, Africa, it is a journey that I am loving!