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World malaria day 2017: MPN hosts children’s poster competition

Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) recently held a Children's Poster Competition in commemoration of 2017 World Malaria Day. 

The competition, which had entries from MPN's Lagos and Akwa Ibom/Joint Venture Operations (JVO) locations had a total of 6 winners – three from each location.

In Lagos, the award ceremony was held at the office of the Africa Regional Lead, Dr. Aliyu Bello. In attendance were the Supervisor, Nursing Services, Beatrice Athekame, Christian Anozie, Omawumi Gomwalk, Andria Oliko, the winners and their parents. Dr. Aliyu Bello started the event with opening remarks and brief introductions round. He commended the winners for their creativity and the effort put into the art posters depicting their own contributions to the fight against malaria. He presented the winners, Amara Oguamanam, Paul Bajowa and Esther Olajide in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

The award ceremony in Akwa Ibom was attended by Hashim Saidu, Andrew Uquang, and Dr. Ben-Edet who represented the JVO, P&GA and MOH management respectively.  The winners and their parents were also present.

Hashim and Andrew congratulated the winners for the outstanding concepts depicted in their submissions for the competition, and commended the children's thorough understanding of what the fight against malaria is all about. The winners received gifts items and certificates of participation in the program. Pearl Koffi-Umoh, Best Jude and Mary Olota (who was represented by her father) took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively. The winners were also given the opportunity to talk about their posters, before the event was brought to a close by the Occupational Health Manager, Dr. Ben-Edet.

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