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Winner emerges in BSN 4th essay competition

A corps member serving in Abia State, Oladejo Abayomi, has emerged winner of the fourth edition of the annual National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Essay Competition and symposium, organised by the Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN).
From among thousands of corps members that put in for the competition, only six finalists were considered in the essay contest with the topic: National Insecurity: Bane of Economic Growth and Development in Nigeria.
Out of the six finalists, Abayomi came tops among the last three having scored the highest marks to beat Egezie Kingsley serving in Lagos State and Nnamadim Cyril  (Edo) who came second and third respectively in the keenly contested competition.
Abayomi who marshaled his points at the final symposium with so much coherence, candour and logic, had his presentation constantly intermitted with applause from fellow corps members who constituted the bulk of the audience at the hall of Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island Lagos.
Proffering solutions to the social economic challenges of the nation towards achieving growth and development, Abayomi canvassed good leadership, training and retraining of security personnel, decisive and honest tackling of the monster of corruption bedeviling the nation as well mas bringing up children inculcated with value and virtue of honesty and abstinence from all forms of greed.
He also enjoined Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love and collective sense of responsibility while the government must always endeavour to provide job or at least facilitate the right environment self-employment for the teeming number of youth being produced by the nation’s institutions of higher learning.
Other finalists in the competition were Mustapha Oluwadare Ebenezer serving in Ogun State who came 4th; Umar David Adeiza (Ebonyi) who came 5th and Adeoye Gbenga Michael (Edo) who came 6th.
Abayomi smiled home with a brand new laptop, a giant copy of the King James Version of the Holy Bible plus other Christian literature materials as the winner of the grand finale of the 2015 edition of the competition which has been sponsored by the Bible Society of Nigeria for four years now.

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