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NNPC kicks off yearly quiz competition 


The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru PHOTO: TWITTER/NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has released the schedule of competitive events that would culminate in the grand finale of the 2018 National Science Quiz competition.
Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu said in a statement that the year’s grassroots segment of the competition, comprising participation at local government and state levels, would hold Wednesday June 13 and Thursday June 21 in all local government headquarters and state capitals respectively. 
NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, had said the corporation would ensure a hitch-free 2018 events, saying he was pleased with the administration of the 2017 competitive events.  
Baru said the NNPC Quiz Competition remained a major Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme of the corporation, adding that impacting the lives of students at impressionable age was a mission the corporation was proud of. 
In the outline for the 2018 competition, zonal competitions that would culminate in the National Finals/Grand Finale was scheduled for September 24 and 25 in Abuja as follows: South-South Zone, Monday July 2, in Asaba; South-East Zone, Wednesday July 4, Awka; South-West Zone, Friday July 6, Ibadan; North-Central Zone, Monday July 9, Ilorin; North-West Zone, Wednesday July 11, Kaduna and North-East Zone, Friday July 13, Gombe. 
The NNPC Quiz Competition was inaugurated in 2000 and limited to participants from the Niger Delta but went national in 2001. This year’s event would mark the 16th edition of the competition. 

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