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Seyi Makinde 2022 Annual Essay Competition for Nigerian Youths

In its quest to empower and engage youths with public discourse, specifically on the administration of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, a professional group, Omituntun Initiative in the Diaspora (OID),  launched the  2022 Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition.

ESSAY TOPIC (CHOOSE ONE):

  • Strengthening transparency, inclusiveness and accountability for a peaceful and sustainable development in Oyo State. OR
  • Advancing the frontiers of possibilities for a safe, secured and prosperous Oyo State through Citizen’s active participation in governance processes. OR
  • Re-engineering the Oyo State energy system through the newly proposed development and implementation of Oyo State master gas plan: Expectations, Possibilities and Benefits.

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About Seyi Makinde

Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde is a Nigerian businessman, politician and philanthropist who is the Governor of Oyo State since 29 May, 2019. He is an engineer and a subject matter expert on fluid and gas metering. He is the group managing director of Makon Group Limited; an indigenous oil and gas company in Nigeria.


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Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition


Aim and Benefits of Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition

  • 1st Prize -N200,000
  • 2nd Prize -N150,000
  • 3rd Prize -N100,000
  • The Top 20 participants will be sponsored for digital skills vocational training.

Requirements for Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition Qualification

  • Entrants can only write on one of the topics.
  • Open to Oyo State residents/indigenes who are students of any recognised institution in Nigeria and must be between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • The essay must be written in English using Microsoft word format.
  • Entries must be between 800 and 1000 words (bibliography and references are excluded from the word count).
  • Entries must be prepared in font size 12, Times New Roman with double spacing and pages in numbered.
  • Plagiarism of any kind will result in automatic disqualification. 
  • Participants must provide proof of students identification and residency.
  • Names and contact details should be stated in the submitted entries.
  • Entrants must be creative and draw practical examples from the concluded or ongoing infrastructural projects in Oyo State.
  • Points will be awarded to in-depth analysis and understanding of the topic, creativity, originality, depth of research and real-life application.
  • No submission is allowed after the deadline date as stated above.
  • 1 electronic copy of your essay must be submitted through the link below: [email protected]
  • Only the top 20 entries will be contacted.

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Application Deadline

November 20, 2022


How to Apply

  • Awards will be presented to top participants at the OID reception.
  • 1 electronic copy of your essay must be submitted through the link below: [email protected]

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