Spelling Bee: Abdulrahmon emerges Lagos one day governor | Dailytrust

Spelling Bee: Abdulrahmon emerges Lagos one day governor

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu.
Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu.

Abdulazeez Abdulrahmon of Oriwu Model College Ikorodu has emerged winner of the 20th edition of the Lagos State Spelling Bee competition grand finale.

The two-day competition witnessed students from 57 primary and secondary schools in the state contending for cash prizes and scholarship awards.

Having won the competition, Abdulrahmon in addition to having the opportunity of being the Lagos One Day Governor, also won N300,000 cash prize; a trip to Finland and a scholarship to any public university in the state.

Also, Oki Coordinator of Sito-Gbethrome Senior Secondary School Badagry emerged the first runner up and got the sum of N200,000 while the second runner up, Alimot Saheed from Jubilee Model Senior Secondary School Coker, Aguda, got a cash prize of N150,000.

In the Primary School category, Sofia Muhammed of Agbowa Baptist Primary School emerged the overall winner while Khalid Olayide of Ikosi Primary School and Daniel Olanrewaju of Keke Primary School emerged first and second runner-up respectively. They were all presented with cash prizes to celebrate their academic excellence.

The Spelling Bee project was initiated in 2001 by the former First Lady of Lagos State, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, through the New Era Foundation, with the aim of promoting academic excellence, good reading habits, healthy academic rivalry, and public speaking proficiency amongst public schools’ students in the state.

In his goodwill message at the event, the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, encouraged the students not to rest on their oars but strive to achieve greater heights. 

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