Boko Haram Attacks Halt Borno From NNPC Quiz Competition
THE dream of Secondary school students from Borno state participating in this year’s Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) annual quiz yesterday come to an end, as participants from the state were prevented from attending the completion organised for students from Northeast zone because of the activities of insurgents.
The event, which took place in Taraba state, was held without the presence of participants from Borno state.
Apart from Borno state, which failed to made it because of security reasons, the remaining five states from the zone: Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe, were all in attendance.
Sadden by the development, the NNPC Group General Manager in charge of the Group Public Affairs Division, Ohi Alegbe, observed that the absence of Borno contingents was as a result of the dawn-to-dusk curfew declared in the state by the military, as a result of the attacks recently meted on innocent citizens by the dreaded Boko Haram sect.
Represented by the national coordinator of the NNPC Annual National Quiz, Olutayo Sanni, the Group General Manager made it known that the cooperation will continue to support the nation’s educational sector.
Explaining, “ education is the foundation of which nations are built”, NNPC, according to Alegbe, goes extra miles to make its “ presence felt at the grassroots level before moving to the states and national.”
While Gombe state emerged winner in the competitive for the North-East zone with 45 points, both Adamawa and Taraba state of came second with 40 marks each.