Daily Trust

Cen­tre holds es­say con­test on pa­tri­o­tism

- By Olayemi John-Men­sah

Prom­ise Dobi has emerged win­ner of the Youth Am­bas­sadors For Ethics and Val­ues (YAFEV) es­say com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by the Cen­tre for Pro­mo­tion of Ethics and Val­ues (CENPEV).

Young Dobi, the Co­or­di­na­tor of South East YAFEV, who is pas­sion­ate about in­tegrity, Nige­ria’s de­vel­op­ment is­sues, said he hates cor­rup­tion and all forms of crim­i­nal­ity.

The an­nual es­say com­pe­ti­tion had con­tes­tants to dis­cuss the cur­rent state of core val­ues and ethics in Nige­ria. They are to also prof­fer so­lu­tions to th­ese is­sues, along with the ef­fects of the COVID-19 pan­demic.

The over 100 con­tes­tants fall within the age lim­its of 13 and 15 years (Ju­nior cat­e­gory) and 16 and 45 (Se­nior Cat­e­gory).

Twenty three con­tes­tants were short­listed in the se­nior cat­e­gory, out of which the first po­si­tion was won by Dobi Prom­ise, the sec­ond po­si­tion went to Favour Obianuju and third went to Og­baga Thomas.

In the ju­nior cat­e­gory, Elochukwu Chidera clinched the first po­si­tion, fol­lowed by Tho­mosses Gimba while the third po­si­tion was won by Sun­shine Sam­son.

The Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, CENPEV, Dr Mercy Sokomba, con­grat­u­lated the win­ners. She said the pub­li­ca­tion of the de­bate com­pen­dium will be pro­duced by the Cen­tre un­der its Book De­vel­op­ment Project.

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