Miss Peace Akhibi, a Corps member serving with the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) on Thursday emerged winner of the 2021 NYSC essay competition organized by the Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akhibi, a first-class graduate of Psychology came tops out of six Corps members that made it to the final of the competition.
The 10th edition of the NYSC Essay Competition/National Symposium is titled Social Justice: A Pathway to Sustainable Peace and Progress in Nigeria.
Earlier, Pastor Samuel Sanusi, General Secretary, BSN, said in his remarks, that every Nigerian got what it takes to make the country great again.
He enjoined the corps members to give a very good account of themselves and do all in their powers to be patriotic.
Chief Kaoli Olusanya, the Chairman of the occasion said that Nigeria has not been consumed in spite of its challenges because of the love and worship of God by Nigerians.
He urged the corps members not to remain in their comfort zones, but rather challenge themselves to be the best in their chosen career.
“Time is the greatest resource you can have.
“Let us make our contribution to make Nigeria great again,” Olusanya said.
Also, Dr. Oke Banwo, President, Board of Trustees, BSN, encouraged the Corps members to continue to speak against societal ills, adding that someday their voice would be held.
In a goodwill message, the National Coordinator of the NYSC, Lagos office, Mr. Edwin Megwa, thanked the BSN for keeping faith in organizing the competition for the past 10 years.
Represented by Mrs. Beatrice Feyinto, Megwa urged corps members to be change agents wherever they found themselves.
Dr. Fred Odutola, a past General Secretary of BSN, whose tenure ushered in the first edition of the competition, urged the corps members to focus on developing themselves to become the best in their chosen career
Meanwhile the winner of the competition, Akhibi expressed surprise that she could win the competition.
She dedicated the award to God who had been the source of her inspiration