Salimo-Wits Leadership Initiative rewarded winners of the first Edition of its National book review Competition in an award ceremony held at Ikorodu, Lagos State yesterday with three youths smiling home with different prizes. Patrick Ofori Enoch emerged winner, carting away a brand new laptop and Ipad. Other winners included Williams Iniobong who emerged first runner-up and Orimogunje Samuel who emerged as the second runner-up. They were rewarded with an Ipad and smart phone respectively.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Dan Ekoko Founder and President of Salimo-Wits Foundation commended the winners for their efforts. While praising the quality of entries received for the competition, he congratulated all the finalists. He said that Foundation takes pride in the Book Review competition because it encourages healthy reading culture and stimulates intellectual competition amongst the youths. “The competition is part of the foundation’s contribution towards youth development and increasing the intellectual capacity of Nigerian students and youths. You should be happy you made it to this point because it shows that the quality of your entry was good.”
He stressed the continuous commitment of the organization to youth development and leadership re-orientation. “We are proud and truly inspired to see that Salimo vision and work is starting to spark a new generation, impact mindsets as well as make a difference in the lives of the youths. We remain dedicated to identifying, harnessing and maximizing the potentials of young people” he said. Mr. Dan Ekoko challenged the winners/awardees to be good ambassadors of the non-profit organization.
The Salimo-Wits Book Review Competition is open to youths between the ages of 18 and 35. The competition aims to provide a competitive platform to develop the intellectual and writing abilities of young Nigerians