Edo to host 2018 NNPC science quiz grand finale

With less than one week to the Final and Grand Finale of the 2018 Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation National Science Quiz Competition billed for October 8th-9th at the Corporate Headquarters of the corporation in Abuja, participating states are taking MEASURES to ensure successful outing by their representatives.
Edo State, one of those presenting finalists in this year’s competition, has taken the event a notch higher with pledge by the State Governor, Mr.
Godwin Obaseki, to provide the needed fulcrum that will ensure the successful outing of Alikah Joseph Ehiagwina, the state representative in the 2018 competition.
The governor, in a widely publicized statement last week, said the impressive performance by Ehiagwina, was a call on other Edo youth to apply themselves vigorously in socially approved and rewarding ventures to make their parents and the state proud.
“We will continue to provide the needed support for Edo children such as Alikah to excel academically.
His performance at the state level of the competition is encouraging and goes to show that, when given the opportunity, our children can compete favourably with their peers anywhere in the world,’’ he said.
The governor noted that the exploit also shows that much could be achieved through sustained collaboration with all stakeholders in the education sector and government’s insistence on standards.
He urged the student to make the best of the opportunity offered by the NNPC and return home with the coveted trophy.
Ehiagwina, a student of Don Bosco Science Academy, Ukhun, in Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State, emerged winner of the state category of the 2018 NNPC Science Quiz Competition with a total score of 83 per cent.
He later finished second at the zonal final of the contest held in Asaba in July this yea.
Mr. Godwin Obaseki is expected to grace the Grand Finale of the contest scheduled for Tuesday 9th October 2018.
According to NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr.
Ndu Ughamadu, provisions have been made by the corporation to provide adequate comfort and moral boosters to the 18 whiz kids across the six geopolitical zones that would lock horns in what promises to be an exciting final showdown.
Ughamadu quoted the corporation’s GMD as having expressed satisfactions with the arrangements so far made for the 2018 edition of the Competition, saying as the flagship of the corporation’s Corporate Social Responsibility Projects (CSR), NNPC would back the context with necessary resources to ensure its success and continued relevance.
The NNPC Quiz Competition was inaugurated in 2000 and limited to participants from the Niger Delta but went national in 2001.
This year’s event would mark the 16th edition of the competition