Ado-Ekiti – Three female secondary school students in Ekiti on Monday, won cash prizes, laptops, and big notebooks for their outstanding performance in an essay competition on drug abuse.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the competition was organised by an NGO, `Youth Saving Lifestyle Creation Initiative’ in partnership with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Ado-Ekiti.
The competition was sponsored by Mr Sunday Adebomi, an Ekiti indigene and captain in the U.S. Army.
As part of the campaign against drug abuse, 41 students from various schools were shortlisted to participate in the final competition in which the students emerged winners.
Miss Deborah Ekunloluwa from Comprehensive High school, Ado-Ekiti, came first with 80.5 per cent while Miss Kolawole Kehinde from Ijaloke Girls School and Miss Gbemisola Popoola of Fabunmi Okemesi High School placed second and third with 77.5 per cent and 77per cent respectively.
Adebomi, while giving out prizes to the winners, congratulated them for their outstanding performance.
He gave the first 10 students certificates and notebooks for their participation and in addition, laptops to the first three winners.
He also promised to pay the West African Examination Council fee for the overall winner in the competition.
Adebomi charged the winners not to relent in focusing on their academics.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Col. Abdalla Mohammed, who was represented by Mr Baba Husein congratulated the students and charged them to enlighten their friends on the dangers of smoking of cannabis and other forms of drug to their health.
NAN reports that the three female winners would represent Ekiti in the Southwest zonal competition. (NAN)