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General News of Thursday, 11 August 2022


EFCC confers honour on winners of 2021 Essay Competition

EFCC Chairman, Abdulraheed Bawa honours first prize winner, Ehizogie Iyeomoan EFCC Chairman, Abdulraheed Bawa honours first prize winner, Ehizogie Iyeomoan

Following the successful completion of the EFCC Challenge which commenced in 2021, winners of the 2021 EFCC Essay Competition tagged: How to Fight Economic and Financial Crimes to Make Nigeria Great were on 10th August 2022 celebrated by the Management of the Commission.

Ehizogie Iyeomoan emerged as the First Prize Winner. Omotoso Abiola Sodiq came second while Zeenat Magaji emerged the third best.

The EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa who rain encomiums on the winners for separating themselves in the service of the country, admonished other youths to tow the path of making Nigeria Great, instead of being a burden.

We encourage you to not only serve as role models but change agents by shunning all acts of corruption and economic crimes.

It is no use lamenting that things are not right with our country. We are inviting you to invite others to lend a hand in helping us build a society.

While assuring that the Commission will painstakingly look into the suggestions as contained in the winning essays he advised the winners to be good ambassadors of the Commission as he promised that though they are at various levels of their university education, the Commission shall nevertheless, offer them automatic employment once they are through with their education.

The five eminent Nigerians from the academia and the media who were carefully selected to screen and assess the over five thousand entries submitted were:

Prof. Abiodun Adeniyi, Dean, Faculty of Mass Communication, Baze University, Abuja; Dr. Amina Salihu, Senior Programme Officer, MacArthur Foundation, Abuja; Dr. Chido Onumah, Coordinator, African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) Abuja; Mrs. Maupe-Ogun-Yusuf, Editor, Channels TV, Abuja, and Mr. Ade Adesomoju, Head, Anti-corruption, Human Rights & Judiciary Desk, Premium Times.

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