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Ships And Ports Annual Essay Competition 2015

Prize presentation ceremony of the 9th Ships & Ports Annual National Essay Competition held on Thursday 17th December 2015. A total of N300,000 was given out to the winners of the Competition with the overall Best Essay Prize Winner, Uzoigwe Chimezie Daniel, a First Class Economics graduate of the University of Benin, smiling home with N100,000.

Winner of the Dangote Port Operation Prize for Best Overall Essay, Uzoigwe Chimezie Daniel (centre) receiving his cheque from CEO of Ships & Ports, Bolaji Akinola (left) and Deputy Superintendent of Customs, Haruna Ephraim.

Kizito Chijioke of the English and Literary Study Department, University of Nigeria Nsukka receives the Sifax Group Prize for Most Creative Essay from Head of Marketing, Ships & Ports, Mrs. Eucharia Udoaka.

Winner of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council Prize for Best Researched Essay, Chijioke Anthony receiving his prize from Ships & Ports On Air Personality, Lydia Ojarikre.

Kwara State-based journalist, Eyitayo Oyelowo receiving the Comptroller Charles Edike Prize for Outstanding Essay from Deputy Superintendent of Customs, Haruna Ephraim.

Waheed Adigun receiving the Comptroller Charles Edike Prize for Outstanding Essay from DSC Ephraim.

Onyeagba Chidiebere Joshua receiving the Comptroller Charles Edike Prize for Outstanding Essay from DSC Ephraim.

The winners in a group photograph.

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As part of activities marking the 2017 World Maritime Day Celebration, the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has approved the institution of an essay competition to commemorate the event.

The essay competition titled "Connecting Ships, Ports and People" which is the theme for the 2017 World Maritime Day celebration is expected to be 1200 words long and is open to only first and second year students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria who must provide proof of studying at that level.

The winning prizes include Education Grant of N500,000.00 for the first position, N350,000.00 for the runner up and N250,000.00 for the third position with a laptop computer for each of them. There would also be consolation prizes of N100,000.00 for seven participants.

Speaking on the initiative, the Director General, Dr. Dakuku Peterside said that the idea of the Essay Competition is to stimulate youth interest and intellectual discourse in harnessing the potentials of the maritime industry.

According to him, "if we say that the youths are the future of tomorrow, we must get them quickly interested and even involved in proffering solutions to some of the challenges that bedevil our country.

"This competition will therefore provide the platform where students will provide their perspectives on how Nigeria can turn the potentials in the maritime environment into opportunities that will unlock the vast wealth in our blue economy".

Dr. Peterside was optimistic that the essay competition will not only contribute to the robust discourse on realising the potentials of the blue economy but is also an opportunity for the Agency to support scholarship through the Education Grant.

The winners of the essay competition will be unveiled at the 2017 World Maritime Day celebration slated for Monday October 30, 2017 in Lagos. Further enquiries on the details of the competition can be found on the Agency's website at www.nimasa.gov.ng.

 

ISICHEI OSAMGBI

Head, Corporate Communications,

NIMASA

isichei.osamgbi@nimasa.gov.ng

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