Monday, 2nd October 2023

Kogi emerges winner of BSN’s NYSC annual essay competition, national symposium

Myriah Kogi has emerged the winner of the 11th edition of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Annual Essay Competition/National Symposium with the topic

President, the Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN), Bishop Timothy Banwo (left); Winner of the BSN/NYSC Essay Competition and National Symposium, Myriah Kogi; Managing Consultant, BIC Consultancy Services and Chairman of the occasion, Dr. Boniface Chizea and General Secretary/CEO, BSN, Pastor Samuel Sanusi at the event which took place at Bible Guest House, Palmgrove Estate, Ilupeju, Lagos.

Myriah Kogi has emerged the winner of the 11th edition of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Annual Essay Competition/National Symposium with the topic:’Re-engineering the Nigerian System for Sustainable Development’, organised by the Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN).

The competition which was keenly contested among 173 Corps members was rounded up at the Bible Guest House, Palmgrove Estate, Ilupeju Lagos with the best six.

Kogi at the final session of the competition with her convincing argument, was able to satisfy the panel of judges led by Mr. Ayo Durodola, who based their scores on comportment, communication skill, level of intelligence, time management and relevant scriptural references.

The exercise was witnessed by the President and Board Chairman, BSN, Bishop Olubunmi Timothy Banwo; General Secretary/Chief Executive, BSN, Pastor Samuel Sanusi, Lagos State Coordinator, NYSC, Yetunde Baderinwa; past two General Secretary/Chief Executive, BSN, Fred Odutola and Dare Ajiboye, among others.

While Kogi and the two runners up went home with laptops, management books, a copy of the Bible and certificate of participation that shows their result, the last three went home with smart phones with other similar items.

Banwo said BSN for the past 11 years has been at the forefront of advocacy for good governance, social justice, peaceful co-existence, and sustainable development through strategic partnership with the NYSC.

He added that the BSN would continue to explore avenues of productive alliances with the NYSC with similar and non-governmental institutions to promote discourses and robust intellectual engagements that would move Nigeria forward.

Sanusi said the members of the Corps had been brought together to contribute to national discourse as usual with the intention of coming out with a communiqué that will be disseminated among the powers that be with a view to finding a lasting solution to the various challenges confronting the nation.

He said the BSN, a non-governmental organisation would need moral, spiritual and financial support as well as sponsors of the programme in future such that NYSC brilliant students can be given scholarship.

Baderinwa, who advised the youth to see what they can do for the country instead of migrating to other nations, called on the government to bring an end to ASUU strike through amicable settlement and vote more funds for education.