Ominira Initiative for Economic Advancement with the support of the Initiative for African Trade and Prosperity (IATP) welcome submissions to our first undergraduate essay writing competition on the topic  “Entrepreneurship and Democracy as Catalysts for a Prosperous Nigeria.”  

Open to undergraduate students in Nigerian higher institutions, this writing competition seeks to promote the understanding of entrepreneurship and democracy among young Nigerians who make up over half of the country’s population and to prepare them to be agents of positive change.


  • 1st position – N120,000
  • 2nd position – N100,000
  • 3rd position – N80,000
  • Consolation prizes for 4th and 5th positions. 


  1. An undergraduate in any Nigerian Higher Institution.
  2. Must not be more than 30 years of age.

Method of Application

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  • Participating students should submit their essay through this Google form.
  • Essay must be maximum of 800 words count.
  • Submissions must be in pdf format (New Times Roman, font size 12, double line spacing, Justified Alignment).
  • AI generated contents or plagiarism is not allowed. All entries must not have been previously published online or in print.
  • Multiple entries will be disqualified.

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: July 5, 2024.