Mr. Dan Tenshak, the Chief Executive Officer of the Yakubu Gowon foundation, has made it known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Thursday, that the Yakubu Gowon Foundation (YGF) is organizing its 2012 national essay competition for serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members.
The essay competition, which was part of the activities to commemorate the 78th birthday of the former Head of State, Dr Yakubu Gowon, would be organized in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency and NYSC directorate.
The topic for 2012 YGF essay competition, is “Harnessing Our Diversity and Strength for National Development“,
He said the competition was aimed at keeping the mandate of upholding worthy values and legacies of leadership in the nation.
“It would also help in the re-orientation of the writers and readers as well as foster peace, unity and selfless service to humanity in addition to providing an avenue for the writers to make suggestions for the development of the nation,” he added.
Prizes for the Yakubu Gowon Foundation Essay
The best essay would get a prize of N300,000, the second best would get N200,000 and the third best, N100,000.
There is a consolation prize of N50,000 each for seven other essays in the competition.
The best of all the essays in the national contest will be submitted for publication in some national dailies. It would also be featured on YGF Annuals and website.
Essay must not be less than 800 words and not more than 1500 words
The CEO advised interested contestants to make sure that their essay is endorsed by the head of the organisation of their primary assignment and state director.
To see more information on the application procedure visit the Yakubu Gowon Foundation website
The Yakubu Gowon Foundation Essay contest was first offered in 2011.