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Ships & Ports unveils theme of 2014 essay competition


& Ports Communication, a maritime media firm, has called for entries into
the 8th edition of the Annual Ships & Ports National Essay Competition.


This year, participants are expected to write on the theme: “How
Should Government and Stakeholders Address the Apapa Traffic Gridlock?”

Coordinator of the annual competition, Ms Eucharia Okoli, said it is open
to every member of the public irrespective of age, sex, vocation or residence.


“All entries must be typed and double spaced. Entries must not be more
than five typed pages and multiple entries by an individual will be
,” she said.


She added that “In its eighth year, the annual National Essay
Competition aims to encourage everyday people spare some thoughts for the
shipping sector and make intellectual contribution to the sector’s growth and


“It also aims to enable Nigerians appreciate the potentials of the
nation’s maritime sector and ruminate over its significance and importance to
their means of livelihood and wellbeing.”   


She said entries for this year’s competition opened on Monday October 27, and
would close on Friday November 28, 2014, while prizes would be presented to
winners on Friday December 16, 2014, in Apapa, Lagos.


“A total cash prize of N250, 000 cash will be given out to winners as we
have consistently done over the past eight years. The best essay writer will
smile home with N100, 000 while the rest will go to other winners as will be
announced during the prize presentation ceremony,” she said.


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