A fourteen year-old secondary school student is to spend a day with the osun state governor during his official duties. This is because he emerged as the overall winner at a debate competition in the state.
Correspondent Ibrahim Alege reports that the debate competition was organised for public senior secondary school students in Osun state.
It started at the local government level and progressed to the state level with six finalists, two representing each of the three education districts.
The topic for the grand finale was ” Are Leaders Born or Made?”.
It was a heated and tension-soaked debate as each of the debaters tried to outdo one another.
At the end of the competition, 14-year-old Habibulah Ayodele of Osogbo High School emerged the overall winner while 16-year-old Mary Jacob of Apara Memorial High School, Kajola was the first runners up.
The father of the winner is the former chairman of the Osun state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ismail Ayodele.
Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola was quick to attribute the impressive performance of the debaters to the education reforms introduced by his administration.
Habibulah Ayodele will now spend a day with the governor during his official duties at a later date.