Abosede Oyinlola, a 500-level Chemical Engineering student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, has won the 60th Independence essay competition organised by the Osun State Government.
The 23-year-old student was rewarded with a laptop, a sum of N300,000 and a plot of land, while Stella Ademuyin of Adeleke University, Ede, who came second, was rewarded with a Laptop, N150,000, Samsung J6 Phone and an Airtel mi-fi.
Another OAU student, Sheriff Adelu, took third place and got a tablet, a sum of N100,000 and Samsung J6 Phone.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, represented by his deputy, Mr Benedict Alabi at the event, re-emphasised the need for governments at all levels to invest in education for sustainable growth and development in society.
Oyetola said the state was ready to initiate programmes and policies that would showcase its potentials while adding value to the citizenry.