Esther Okeke, a two hundred level student of Human Anatomy at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has won Dr Chinedu Umeadi Foundation’s Essay competition for undergraduates in Anambra Central Senatorial District.
According to David Okpokasili, ABS correspondence, Miss Okeke led other forty-one awardees to the event, held in Awka.
“Dr Chinedu Umeadi Foundation is a registered charity organization in Nigeria and Canada, founded in 2019 to advance better living for every
member of the society.
The topic of the Essay competition is, “Governance in Nigeria: How the Youths Can Get Involved”.
Expect News gathered from the source that in the award, the best from each of the communities were rewarded with cash prizes while overall bests in each of the seven local government areas and the three overall bests in the senatorial districts were rewarded with cash prizes and full scholarship awards throughout their university education.
The overall first runner up is Stephen Ochibulu, a two hundred level student of Applied Biochemistry at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and the second runner up, Paschal Okpalanweze, is a HND two Banking and Finance Student of Federal Polytechnic Nekede.
Reacting on the performance of the participants, Sir Ikem Onwuadi, President, Dr Chinedu Umeadi Foundation and President General of Abagana Community said this maiden edition, which had over three thousand participants, will become an annual event that will create a consciousness of a better society and reorientation on the youths.
Chairman on the occasion and founder, Otu Suwakwa Igbo, Professor Pita Ejiofor expressed optimism that the participants will advance the solutions they proffered in the essay, calling on governments to look into the yearnings of the youths to create a better Nigeria.
In their separate speeches, Miss Okeke, Mr. Ochibulu, Mr. Okpalanweze and the winner from Ukpo Community, Mr. Chuka Egebe applauded the foundation, testifying that the competition helped them feel a sense of belonging to call for a better Nigeria.
The Chairman, Anambra Central Senatorial District Council of Traditional Rulers, and Traditional ruler of Akwaeze, Igwe Christopher Okpala; the traditional ruler of Abagana, Igwe Mbamalu Okeke and the traditional ruler of Urum, Igwe Benedict Nweke in solidarity led Presidents General of the communities under the Senatorial District to the event.
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