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Omituntun Initiative in the Diaspora(OID) Seyi Makinde2020 Annual Essay Competition For Undergraduates

A socio-political group, Omituntun Initiative in Diaspora, says the Seyi Makinde annual essay competition it initiated is aimed at empowering youths and preparing them as problem solvers.

This was contained in a statement signed by the OID Spokesperson, Ayotomiwa Adebayo, and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan.The competition aims to create a platform for public policy discourse on the socio-economic concerns of Oyo State youths who dominate  over 70 per cent of the state’s  population

The group said that the effort was in line with the vision of Gov. Seyi Makinde to empower youths and prepare them as socio-economic problem solvers.

It said that youths as future leaders would be prepared to take the mantle of leadership and propel the state to the next phase of developmental revolution.

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About Omituntun Initiative in the Diaspora (OID)

Omituntun Initiative in the Diaspora(OID) is not a political party but a movement. An ‘Interest Group’ of professionals in different fields who share the vision, passion and sincerity of Seyi Makinde in developing Oyo state. We bring the right professionals together to create channels for sustainable infrastructural development The most effective way to bring value to Oyo State and achieve advantage is through projects that give us the opportunity to create an enabling environment to unlock potential and drive transformation. As a people we have witnessed the administratio... read more


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OID Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition


Aim and Benefits of OID Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition

Successful candidates are awarded:

  1. 1st Prize – 150,000 Naira 
  2. 2nd Prize – 100,000 Naira
  3. 3rd Prize – 50,000 Naira 
  4. Top 20 Essay finalist will be sponsored for competency development training

Requirements for OID Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition Qualification

In order to be eligible to enter for the Competition, applicants must:

  1. Must be an Undergraduate in any Higher institutions (College of Education, Polytechnics or Universities)
  2. Must be within the age of 15 – 30
  3. Must be an indigene of Oyo State or resides in Oyo State 

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Interview date, Process and Venue for OID Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition

  1. Only Winners and finalists would be contacted

Application Deadline

November 15, 2020


How to Apply

Essay Topic

  1. The role of youths in achieving good governance, leadership and development in Oyo state’ 
  2. Digital grassroot innovation for sustainable agriculture in Oyo state.
  3. The maximum word count is 1000 words
  4. Multiple submissions would result in automatic disqualification

Candidates are expected to write on one of the topics above and send their entries to [email protected]

For more details, visit OID website



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