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9th Ships & Ports Essay Competition focuses on boosting indigenous shipping

 The 9th edition of the Annual
Ships and Ports National Essay Competition has taken off, the Ships and Ports
Communication Company said on Monday in Lagos.

 In a statement, the
Coordinator of the annual competition, Mrs Eucharia Udoka, said for the 2015
edition, participants are expected to write on the theme: ‘How to boost
indigenous participation in the shipping sector.’
She said the competition is open to every member of
the public irrespective of age, sex, vocation or residence.
The coordinator also stated that “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 disqualified.  
She said the Annual Ships & Ports National Essay
Competition, which started in 2006, was set up to encourage everyday people to spare
some thoughts for the shipping sector and make intellectual contribution to the
sector’s growth and development. 
“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.
Udoka said entries for this year’s competition opened
on Monday November 23 and would close on Friday December 11 while prizes would
be presented to winners on Thursday December 17, 2015 in 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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