Sadik Olayemi Abdulroshid of the Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, University of Ibadan, has emerged winner of the essay competition on the boy child
Oni Alli Atilola, A Medicine and surgery student, was the first runner up, while Okorie Divine Ujunwa of the Department of English and Literary Studies won third place to ensure a clean sweep for the first and best University in Nigeria.
In the secondary school category, Laseoluwa David of Rainbow College Maba in Ogun State led others as Amuni Awwal of Baptist Academy Obanikoro Lagos and Mosope Ogunyemi of Dansol High School Lagos took the second and third place respectively.
The essay contest was organized by A Mother’s Love Initiative (AMLi) NGO ahead of the International Day for The Boy Child marked on June 16.
Students from 18 universities and 12 secondary schools participated in the essay competition.
At the inaugural parenting seminar, the Lagos State First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, said: “Our boy child interventions are aimed at making a positive difference. It is gratifying that it is already catching the fancy of the internationalcommunity and I must say we are open to partnerships.”
Founder of AMLi, Mrs Hannatu Enwemadu lamented about the existence of a social but subtle bias against the boy-child, which has adverse effects on the psychosocial balance and development of the boy-child. “If we do not fix these anomalies and reverse the imbalance now, these young ones may turn abusive in the future,” she said