The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund, an NGO focused on improving healthcare and beyond, has launched a national literary competition to empower and upskill Nigerian youth.

NSSF general manager Fejiro Chinye-Nwoko disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

Chinye-Nwoko said the campaign will give young people the opportunity to be part of something inspiring and impactful.

She said: “The campaign will allow young people to build their ability to use digital tools and applications for writing, editing, publishing, promotion and marketing of skills. The expected result is an increase in global employment opportunities through the internet.”

The general manager noted that participants had the opportunity to present their work and win cash prizes at the Senior Book Launch.

She said: “As participants, they have the opportunity to present their work at senior book launches and win cash prizes, mentorship sessions with industry masters and internship placements.

“The competition is open to all young people with innovative abilities that fit the theme of the competition. Like all literary competitions, NSSF Correct Our Story is designed to stimulate and renew interest in literature. It will, based on their skills and talents, only Recognizing and celebrating the best creatives based on their interpretation of a given topic.”

Chinye-Nwoko said the top 50 finalists will each win a cash prize of N50,000 and present their work at a premium book launch in Lagos in January 2023.

“Participation is free and easy,” she said. “Participants need to register on the website. Submissions will begin on November 1, 2022.”

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