Essay competition winners have emerged at the maiden edition of the GYB Seminar for Nigeria’s Political and Crime Correspondents in Abuja.
Governor Yahaya Bello tasked participants at the workshop on accuracy and responsible. The Governor called on Nigerian journalists to set the agenda for politicians to follow to ensure that credible Nigerians devoid of any bias come into governance.
A cash price of N1 million was presented to the winner of the essay competition, N500,000 to the first runner-up, N250,000 to the second runner-up.
Each of the five contestants who scored above 50 percent, received consolation prizes.
Speaking to NAN, the winner of the competition, Ms. Chinelo Obago, expressed joy and appreciated Governor Bello for the training opportunity given to journalists.
Obago said that what she and other participants have learned would further equip them for responsible reportage.
“The Essay Competition came as a surprise to us and there wasn’t time to really research on the topic but we did it and some of us came out victorious.
“I am really happy and I appreciate the support Governor Bello gave to this workshop to be a success.
“I am excited and this will only spur me to put in more effort in my job,” Obago said.
The prize presentation was made to the winners and runners-up at the Gala Night of the seminar on Saturday night.