At the end of the March 11 deadline for application for the 2015 NLI Associate Fellows Class, over 1,000 applicants expressed interest to be part of NLI network. The Future Leaders Selection Committee has concluded its review and interview process and 25 successful candidates have been invited. The 12th edition of the Future Leaders Program, supported by First Bank of Nigeria, will take place in May with participants from Nigeria, UK, US, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, and Cote d'Ivoire. All the successful candidates were drawn from different academic background and professional experience while representing the rich diversity of NLI: global location; gender; profession; and geo-political identity. When inducted, they will be joining a network of other 300 NLI Associate Fellows who are part of NLI's mission of mobilizing "highly accomplished" Nigerians.