October 3, 2023

In its quest to empower and engage youths with public discourse, specifically on the administration of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, a professional group, Omituntun Initiative in the Diaspora (OID),  launched the  2022 Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition.




Strengthening transparency, inclusiveness and accountability for a peaceful and sustainable development in Oyo State. OR

Advancing the frontiers of possibilities for a safe, secured and prosperous Oyo State through Citizen’s active participation in governance processes. OR

Re-engineering the Oyo State energy system through the newly proposed development and implementation of Oyo State master gas plan: Expectations, Possibilities and Benefits.



  1. About Seyi Makinde
  2. Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition
  3. Aim and Benefits of Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition
  4. Requirements for Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition Qualification
  5. Application Deadline
  6. How to Apply


About Seyi Makinde

Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde is a Nigerian businessman, politician and philanthropist who is the Governor of Oyo State since 29 May, 2019. He is an engineer and a subject matter expert on fluid and gas metering. He is the group managing director of Makon Group Limited; an indigenous oil and gas company in Nigeria.


Aim and Benefits of Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition

  1. 1st Prize -N200,000
  2. 2nd Prize -N150,000
  3. 3rd Prize -N100,000
  4. The Top 20 participants will be sponsored for digital skills vocational training.


Requirements for Seyi Makinde Annual Essay Competition Qualification

  • Entrants can only write on one of the topics.
  • Open to Oyo State residents/indigenes who are students of any recognised institution in Nigeria and must be between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • The essay must be written in English using Microsoft word format.
  • Entries must be between 800 and 1000 words (bibliography and references are excluded from the word count).
  • Entries must be prepared in font size 12, Times New Roman with double spacing and pages in numbered.
  • Plagiarism of any kind will result in automatic disqualification.
  • Participants must provide proof of students identification and residency.
  • Names and contact details should be stated in the submitted entries.
  • Entrants must be creative and draw practical examples from the concluded or ongoing infrastructural projects in Oyo State.
  • Points will be awarded to in-depth analysis and understanding of the topic, creativity, originality, depth of research and real-life application.
  • No submission is allowed after the deadline date as stated above.
  • 1 electronic copy of your essay must be submitted through the link below
  • admin@omituntunindiaspora.org


  • Only the top 20 enteries would be contacted




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