Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Joseph Dawha has announced that it has increased the bursary awards provided to the winners of the annual quiz competition for secondary school students in the country.
He stated this yesterday during the grand finale of the 2015 edition of the competition held in Abuja. The NNPC boss said that the competition was one of the various ways the corporation engaged in corporate social responsibility.
According to him, “looking back we can say that the competition has lived up to the objectives for which it was instituted. We have a handful of young men and women out there who once sat here for this competition just as these students are sitting here today.
“They left here armed with the spirit of excellence in knowledge and hard-work inculcated in them through this programme. Today they have graduated in flying colours from various universities across the world and are contributing to the development of the country in their various field of endeavours.”
He said that during the quiz competition to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, in 2010 in Vienna, a past winner of the NNPC competition emerged 2nd best winner in a contest involving students from other OPEC member countries globally.
Also peaking at the occasion, the Group General Manager, Public Affairs, NNPC, Ohi Alegbe said since the completion started it had been characterised by very keen and healthy contest from participating states, all borne out of the sincere desire and commitment of the students.

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