Kwara State Governor Rewards Outstanding Essay Writer

In a heartwarming act that shows how much they value education and young talent, the Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRazaq, gave ₦900,000 to Oluwarotimi Boluwatife Adenike. She came in third place in the National Children’s Day Essay Competition. This generous gesture not only celebrated her success but also showed how much the government cares about education and the youth in the state.

Praising a Bright Student

Mrs. Rebecca Bake Olanrewaju, the leader of the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, gave Oluwarotimi a big symbolic check with the cash prize. She had high praise for Governor AbdulRazaq’s dedication to making education in Kwara State even better. She said it’s one of the best in Nigeria.

Mrs. Olanrewaju also said that thanks to the changes in the state’s schools, more people trust government-owned schools. She pointed out that Kwara State students are doing great in many competitions, showing that these changes are working.

A Grateful Family

Oluwarotimi’s mom, Mrs. Oyeronke Okunloye, and Oluwarotimi herself thanked the Kwara State government for the generous cash gift. They asked the government to keep supporting and motivating young people in the state.

A Message to Teachers

Mrs. Olanrewaju also reminded teachers how important their role is. She asked them to keep the high standards of education and help students do even better in school.

Encouraging Students

Mr. Olanrewju Okanlawon Musa, the leader of the Ministry of Women Affairs, thanked Governor AbdulRazaq for helping students like Oluwarotimi. He told parents to think about putting their kids in government schools because there, they get top-quality education from experienced teachers.

Recognizing Great Work

Hajia Motunrayo Raliat Balogun, the person in charge of Personnel, Finance, and Supply at the Ministry, said thank you to the governor for all the good things he’s done in the education sector. She also praised Oluwarotimi and told her to keep reaching for the stars.

Local Support

The principal of Oke-Onigbin Secondary School, Chief Abiodun Oyedepo, was happy about the governor’s kind gift. He also wished the governor luck in leading the state.


Governor AbdulRazaq’s support for education and young talent is a big deal for the youth in Kwara State. The cash award isn’t just about one great student; it’s about the government’s commitment to helping everyone learn and grow in the state.


Peter Amogbonjaye

Press Secretary, MEHCD


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