Best Overall Essay, Uzoigwe Chimezie Daniel (centre) receiving his cheque
from CEO of Ships & Ports, Mr. Bolaji Akinola (left) and Deputy
Superintendent of Customs, Haruna Ephraim who represented the Acting Zonal
Coordinator, Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service, Lagos, Comptroller Charles
Edike at the prize presentation ceremony of the 2015 Ships & Ports Annual
National Essay Competition held in Lagos on Thursday
Uzoigwe Chimezie Daniel has emerged proud winner of the Dangote Port Operation
Prize for Best Overall Essay in the 9thShips & Ports Annual
National Essay Competition.
presented with a cheque of N100,000 by the organisers of the competition.
I would participate and it is exciting to emerge the winner.
competition that I know of in the country. I am happy that youths were given
the platform to contribute,” he said.
the maritime industry.
become very imperative that we diversify the economy and seek new sources of
the shipping sector by boosting indigenous participation in that critical
sector,” he added.
in the shipping sector.”
Study Department, University of Nigeria Nsukka, who won the Sifax Group Prize
for Most Creative Essay.
Best Researched Essay and Kwara State-based journalist, Eyitayo Oyelowo who won
the Comptroller Charles Edike Prize for Outstanding Essay.
Adigun also won the Comptroller Charles Edike Prize for Outstanding Essay.
satisfaction with the quality of participation in the competition this year,
said a total of N300,000 was given out to the winners.
six geopolitical zones of the federation for the 2015 edition of the
competition, with the highest number of entries received from Lagos State.
year while no entry was received at all from any of the six states in the North
East Zone,” Akinola said.
sector, which he said is the lifeline of the Nigerian economy.
remains a viable platform for driving the change agenda of the new government,
creating employment and enhancing economic development.”
promoting smuggling and loss of cargo to the ports of neighbouring countries.
import policy, fish quota system and Central Bank of Nigeria foreign exchange
restriction to importers of 41 select items.