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Apply: N450,000 Cash Award Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition for Nigerians

Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition

Essay Contest: The application is open for the 2022 N450,000 Cash Award Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition for Nigerians.

Omituntun Initiative in the Diaspora, OID, has announced its Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition 2022 in an effort to engage young people in public debate, particularly on the administration of the Seyi-Makinde-led administration.

Application is open to students of any recognized Nigerian institutions and universities between the ages of 18 and 35.

The top winners will be given cash prizes and will be sponsored by digital skills vocational training.

Brief Program Details

Sponsor(s): Governor Seyi Makinde

Type: Essay Competition

Award Value: ₦450,000 Cash Prize | Training

Eligible Country: Nigeria

Application Deadline: 20 November 2022

Essay Topics for Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition

Topics: Participants are to write on any of the following topics

  • Strengthening transparency, inclusiveness, and accountability for peaceful and sustainable development in Oyo State.
  • Advancing the frontiers of possibilities for a safe, secured, and prosperous Oyo State through Citizen’s active participation in governance processes.
  • 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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Award Prize

The top 20 Winners will be selected

  • First Prize: ₦200,000
  • Second Prize: ₦150,000
  • Third Prize: ₦100,000
  • The top 20 Participants will be sponsored for digital skills vocational training

Writing Format

  • English Language only
  • Microsoft word format
  • The essay must be between 800 and 1000 words
  • Essays must be prepared in font size 12, Times New Roman, double spacing, and pages in numbered

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Seyi Makinde Essay Competition, you must:

  • Be an indigene of Oyo State in any Nigerian institution
  • Or a resident of Oyo State
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 35

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Copy of essay (In Microsoft Word Format)
  • Name and contact details
  • Proof of students identification and residency

Criteria for Selection

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, and no submission is allowed after the deadline date as stated above

How to Submit Your Essay

1 electronic copy of your essay must be submitted through the email address/link below:

[email protected]



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