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Medical student emerges best at CIPM essay competition awards

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A 600-level Medicine and Surgery student from the Benue State University, has emerged the overall winner of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) of Nigeria 2018 essay competition awards.

Anzaa Msonter, who took the first position beat Ndubisi Paul, a 400-level Mechanical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and 500-level Law student from University of Ilorin, Olawoyin Mustapha, who took the first and second runner up, respectively.

Presenting the awards to the trio, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of CIPM, Ajibola Ponnle, implored them to keep striving in their endeavours and keep shining as CIPM Ambassadors.She reiterated the Institute’s commitment to youth development, as it continually repositions and re-strategises in engagement with the youth.

According to her, the essay competition remained a very strong element of the Institute’s corporate social responsibility, which has translated to being a strategic platform for capacity development for the youth in the areas of research and knowledge management as well as an avenue to achieve its mandate for national development of the economy.

“Today, we would be celebrating these young achievers in the success of their submissions to the Essay Competition, and indeed we are happy as an Institute that we continually strive in our bid to contribute to the development of our economy through capacity development and engagement of our future leaders.

“I strongly believe that if we get the people-issues right, we can get every sector of the economy working right and what better way to start this than from the youth, our leaders of tomorrow,” Ponnle said.

She said the stand-alone awards ceremony for the winners of the 2018 Essay Competition is the first of its kind, and was well thought out to formally recognise the commitment and passion of youth that was expressed in all the submissions received.

Making his valedictory speech, Msonter, who wrote on: Generating Employment Through Creative Solution, urged youths to take responsibility for their future rather than wait for government.He said youths should stand on their right and avoid the slogan: ‘wait for your turn’, urging them not to leave the shores of the country, adding that integrity, hard work, and commitment, which he learnt from his father, keep him going.


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