Essay Competition: IPAN to disburse over N200,000 to Igbo youths


By John Ndu

 Igbos for a Progressive Nigeria (IPAN) has announced an open easy  competition for all Igbos across the world to participate.

The Competition is part of the programmes  to commemorate IPAN one year anniversary.

The National President of the group, Comrade Lawrence Onuzulike said the topic to write on is "The Igbo Nation: Exploring and Attaining her full Potentials in a United Nigeria"- Discuss.

Comrade Onuzulike who made the announcement in his release said participation is free to all Igbos across Nigeria, added that the results would be announced on 30th of June, 2021.

In his words, " participants are to write not More than 1000 words. The submission date started from the 24th of May, 2021 and to end 24th of June, 2021. Submit at

"First prize is N100,000, second prize N50,000 while third Prize is N30,000 with 20 consolation Prizes of IPAN T-shirt and Caps.

"For inquiry contact 08164625777 or 08166216235"

"The  reason for the contest is to avail young Igbo intelligentsia the opportunity to research and provide ways Igbo nation could continue to attain its potential in a united Nigeria. 

"We felt that many young people of today don’t see any future in this country anymore, because the Nigeria’s conversation space has been dominated by hopelessness and negative projections by the media, hence the need to re-focus the minds of the youths.

" It’s time to find ways to provide visible paths to success for our young ones and the essay is one of the ways to do that.

On his part, the Publicity Secretary of IPAN, Barr Arinze Odiari said Igbos For A Progressive Nigeria, IPAN, is an organization formed to unite the Igbos and build bridges of understanding and partnership with other regions of the country

Barr Odiari disclosed that the essay contest, for instance, will not only provide a platform to discuss how to achieve great things in a united Nigeria, but will empower Nigerians, as about N200,000 will be shared to the winners. We’ll also be donating to schools and orphanages in all the South East States. 

"We feel it’s not enough to only talk, but to also  do something the people will feel physically. Our other plans include peaceful marches in South East to demand for peace and unity. Odiari added.



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