Wednesday, 22 June 2016


I was privileged to anchor the 4th season of Nigeria of My Dream competitions Schools,'and events.

Students and their teachers began to stream into the Main Auditorium of Nigeria National Merit House Maitama Abuja as early as 9am.

The program a brainchild of Cynosure Communication Ltd which is Coordinated Ngozi Nd Alichi was enjoying its 4th season. The theme for 2016 edition was AGRICULTURE: NEW THINKING, WAY FORWARD.

The competition took many forms; drama, dancing, poetry and songs. In all, 17 schools participated. They were 4 primary schools:
Cornerstone Montessori School, Apo
Joseph Jori School, Kubwa
LEA Model Primary School, Maitama
Pilot Science Primary School
and 9 Secondary schools:
Divine Mercy School, Asokoro
EFAB Intl School
Life Camp
Federal Government College, Apo
Glisten International School Jahi
JC Best International School, Kafe District
JSS Area 1
JSS Area 11
JSS Area 10
JSS Apo Legislative Quarters
and Regina Pacis College Garki.

The children gave good accounts of themselves by appreciating the theme of the program. They recognized that with the dwindling fortune of oil, it was important that the country focused on agriculture to increase its revenue from that sector.

The event was graced by a lot of dignitaries: Arc. Ndukwe Alichi Chairman Cynosure Communication Ltd & supportive husband of the initiator, Minister of Education for State, Professor Anthony Gozie Anwuka ably represented, Prof. Sam Ale, the former DG National Mathematical Centre who was the Chairman of the occasion, Chief Peter Igho, MFR, the patron of NoMD and Chief Host.

The judges were Jerry Adeshewo, Victor Anoliefo, Abdulazziz and Dr. Jacinta N. Ametepe-Ogboso.

Dr. Emeka Okengwu who delivered the lead paper called on everyone present to take agriculture serious. He offered to give a guided tour of his farm to the schools present.

At the competition the following schools won prizes. 1.EFAB International School 2.Regina Pacis College 3.Glisten International School Jahi Primary 1LEA primary school Maitama 2 Cornerstone Montessori School Apo 3.Joseph Jorin school, Kubwa.

The Mathematical Centre gave each school that participated a set of books. CEM A 11 Agriculture Cooperative society Ltd also donated a fish pond, fingerlings and Six(6) months consultancy to the best school.

There was also Peter Igho Sterling Performance Award for most outstanding school and individual.

It was the day that students, teachers and guests are not going to forget in a hurry because of how rich the event was.

As the winners rejoiced and went away with their prizes which included Refrigerators, Giant sized Family fans, water dispensers, books and refrigerators, it was easy to see from the countenance of the other participating schools that next year’s completion will be keenly contested

Kudos to Mrs Ngozi ND Alichi and the other members of the NoMD Project team namely Mercy Eluemunor, Emmanuel Ogbansiegbe, Jacquelyn Olua, Nduka Ahilaka and David Alichi.

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