Founded on 7th July, 2019 by Arc. Bilal Abdullahi, a graduate of Bayero University Kano. BUKdaily aims to provide Nigerian students with a comprehensive resources encompassing daily news, campus updates and academic updates from Nigeria universities.

Monday, June 26, 2023

Oriwu College Student Emerges Winner of Atinuke Cancer Foundation Essay Competition

  Bilal Abdullahi       Monday, June 26, 2023

Abdulsalam Bada, a student from Oriwu College in Ikorodu, Lagos, has emerged as the overall winner of the Atinuke Cancer Foundation Inter-school/Inter-state Essay Competition. The competition, organized with the aim of improving knowledge about cancer and enhancing access to healthcare, witnessed participants from eight schools competing against each other on the topic, 'Knowledge conquers cancer, let's close the care gap.' The event took place on the morning of June 23, 2023.

Abdulsalam Bada, Success Oloyede from Baptist Boys High School in Abeokuta, Ogun State, and Destiny Orako from Eva Adelaja Girls School in Bariga, Lagos State, secured the top three positions. Bada was awarded a prize of N500,000, while Oloyede and Orako received an Android phone and a video/photo camera, respectively.

Mrs. Tinu Lawal, the Founder and CEO of Atinuke Cancer Foundation, expressed her delight at the students' outstanding performances during the essay competition. As a cancer survivor herself, she emphasized the importance of knowledge in navigating the challenges of cancer. Lawal explained that by educating young adults about cancer, they can grow up equipped with the necessary information to prevent the disease, understand what steps to take if diagnosed, and be aware of available resources for treatment and support.

Dr. Adamu Umar, the President of the Nigerian Cancer Society, stressed the significance of prevention over cure, stating that early detection starts with knowledge. Dr. Umar highlighted the need to engage young individuals and create a legal framework that mandates education on healthy lifestyles. By doing so, he believes Nigeria can witness a reduction in the incidence of cancer.

Dr. Tomi Coker, the Special Adviser on Health to the Governor of Ogun State, offered advice to the students, urging them to maintain a healthy diet consisting of natural and nutritious meals.

The Atinuke Cancer Foundation Inter-school/Inter-state Essay Competition has proven to be a valuable platform for raising awareness about cancer among young people. By empowering them with knowledge and instilling a sense of responsibility for their health, it is hoped that the younger generation will contribute to reducing the mortality rate associated with cancer in Nigeria. If love this report, share with your friends on social media. 


Thanks for reading Oriwu College Student Emerges Winner of Atinuke Cancer Foundation Essay Competition

« Prev Post

No comments:

Post a Comment

Let's hear your opinion...