The Federal Government College, Keffi, Nasarawa State, has emerged the overall winner of the 2021 National Young Consumer Contest.
The school was declared winner in both the flier and video category of the competition at an award-giving ceremony organised by the Federal Competition and Consumer, Protection Commission, FCCPC which in Abuja.
This year’s competition with the theme, “Sustainable Consumption: The Role of Consumers In Addressing Plastic Waste Pollution” attracted more participation from secondary schools across the country.
The contest, which is of two categories, flier and video is aimed at awakening the consciousness of consumers to the harmful nature of plastic waste to the environment as well as it’s menace to the planet.
Addressing the occasion virtually, the Executive Vice President, Babatunde Irukera represented by the Executive Commissioner in charge of operations, Abdullahi Adamu, said plastic waste is a global menace that needs to be tackle seriously.
He said the competition which is an annual event always draw its theme from that of the World Consumer Day adding that all submissions by the participants were fantastic and urged them to use it to improve on themselves and environment.
The Principal of the overall winning school, Federal Government College, Keffi Audu Ohimege, after the award presentation said their hard work paid off.
Other winners in the flier category are: Queens Model Secondary School, Enugu who came 2rd, Igbira Muslim Community College, Okene 3rd and the Federal Staff College, Minna 4th.
In the video category, Monet High School, Akwa Ibom State, came 2nd, You-Nik International Technopreneurship Secondary School Lafia took the 3rd position, Goffawood School Ikeja, Lagos took the 4th position.
The FCCPC annual National Young Consumer Contest could not hold in 2020 due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus Disease, COVID-19.