In line with the GoNigeria Initiative’s drive to mobilise Nigerian youths to be proactive and participate in the electoral process by registering to get their Permanent Voters’ Cards in preparation for the forthcoming 2023 elections, GoNigeria has rewarded the first set of winners in the GoNigeria Digital Poetry Challenge with prize money totalling N2 million.
The development was revealed in a statement issued on Thursday by the organisers of the Digital Poetry Challenge.
Diana Modeme, from Anambra State, won the Star prize of N1 million for the Best entry, David Odiase (78thpsalmist) won the second prize of N600,0000, while Abdullahi Idi Dahiru from Borno State won the third prize of N400,000 in the first phase of the GoNigeria Digital Poetry Challenge.
The 1st Quarter GoNigeria Digital Poetry Challenge was flagged off on March 17, 2022 to Nigerian youths aged 18 to 45 in commemoration of the World Poetry Day 2022, which is marked annually on March 21.
The participants were required to create a 30 seconds poetry video while holding their Permanent Voters’ Cards and also encouraging other youths to go register and pick up their voters’ cards as well as play with the acronym PVC in the video, then post same using the hashtag: #GoNigeriaPoetryChallenge.
GoNigeria is an initiative of Anap Foundation, a non-profit organisation that is committed to promoting good governance.
Via its GoNigeria Initiative, Anap Foundation has been partnering with advocates as well as enlightened celebrities (GoAmbassadors), and corporate bodies eager to support the initiative via co-branding (GoPartners) as well as many enthusiastic young volunteers who help to amplify the messaging to their age mates (GoVolunteers).
The overall aim is to encourage Nigerian youths to register and vote en-masse in the 2023 General Elections.
The 18 Initial Advocates of the GoNigeria Movement are drawn from all six geopolitical zones (three from each zone).
They are Atedo Peterside (Convener), Aisha Yesufu, Nuruddeen Lemu, Dike Chukwumerije, Folarin Falana (Falz), Bishop Matthew Hassan-Kukah, Arunma Oteh, Hamzat Lawal, Tomiwa Aladekomo, Osita Chidoka, Dr. Tony Rapu, ‘Yemi Adamolekun, Muhammad Ali Pate, HH Muhammad Sanusi II, Dr. Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman, Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, Ayisha Osori and Ibrahim Dahiru Waziri.
To know more about Anap Foundation’s GoNigeria Initiative, visit: www.GoNigeria.com.