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Winners Triumph in the Lafarge Africa National Essay Competition

Winners have emerged in the seventh Lafarge Africa National Essay Competition, themed: “Building the Nigeria of my dreams”.

Miss Ewaade Adebowale of Alapere Primary School, Alapere-Lagos, who emerged the overall winner in the Junior category was awarded a cash prize of N1.5 million in the Diamond category while Zainab Saliu of UmmulKhair Model School, Lagos and Emmanuel Somefun of Community Nursery & Primary School, Magodo Lagos won N1 million and N750,000 in the Gold and Silver categories respectively. They also won many other exciting educational consolation prizes.

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In the Intermediate category, Miss Bilkisu Aliyu of U.B.E Junior Secondary School, Abaji, F.C.T emerged the overall winner to cart home a cash prize of N1.5 million in the Diamond category while EkponoObot of Uyo High School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom and Alexandra Pearl Egonu of Federal Government Girls College, Nkwelle, Anambra State won N1 million and N750,000 in the Gold and Silver categories respectively.

The annual Lafarge Africa National Literacy Competition was launched as a flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) intervention by Lafarge Africa Plc in 2014 and has since grown to become a national initiative positively impacting children and teachers across the country.

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Sixteen hundred pupils participated in the Lafarge Essay competition that had participants drawn from all the thirty-six states in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

(left – right): Chairman, Lafarge Africa Plc, Mr. Ade Adefioye, overall Junior Category winner, Miss Ewede Adebowale of Alapere Primary School, Alapere, Lagos and Country Chief Executive Officer, Lafarge Africa Plc, Mr. Khaled El Dokani during the presentation of prizes to winners of the 7th Edition of Lafarge Africa Plc National Essay competition in Lagos
(left – right): Overall Junior Category winner, Miss Ewaade Adebowale of Alapere Primary School, Alapere, Lagos; Chairman, Lafarge Africa Plc, Mr. Ade Adefioye; 3rd prize winner Junior Category, Master Emmanuel Abolade Somefun of Community Primary School, Magodo; Country Chief Executive Officer, Lafarge Africa Plc, Mr. Khaled El Dokani and Munachiso Nzeako of Local Government Primary School, Lagos during the presentation of prizes to winners of the 7th Edition of Lafarge Africa Plc National Essay competition in Lagos
Executive Director/Founder at Slum2School Africa, Mr. Otto Orondaam; Chairman, Lafarge Africa Plc, Mr. Ade Adefioye, overall Junior Category winner, Miss Ewede Adebowale of Alapere Primary School, Alapere-Lagos and Editor, ThisDay Style, Ms. Ruth Osime during the presentation of prizes to winners of the 7th Edition of Lafarge Africa Plc National Essay competition in Lagos
(left – right): Chairman, Lafarge Africa Plc, Mr. Ade Adefioye; overall Junior Category winner, Miss Ewaade Adebowale of Alapere Primary School, Alapere-Lagos; Country Chief Executive Officer, Lafarge Africa Plc, Mr. Khaled El Dokani and Director of Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainable Development, Mrs. Folashade Ambrose-Medebem during the presentation of prizes to winners of the 7th Edition of Lafarge Africa Plc National Essay competition in Lagos
Cross section of winners with Lafarge officials

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