A 100-level student of the Department of Accounting, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Lawal Oluwaseun, has won the 2021 Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) Annual Tax Quiz Competition.
This was contained in the UNILORIN Bulletin released on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Oluwaseun defeated four other contestants to win the contest, whose final round was held in Kaduna on May 21st.
His competitors were 400-level Accounting student from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, a 400-level Taxation student from Nasarawa State University, a HND II student of Taxation from Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, and a HND II student of Accounting from Kano State.
“Oluwaseun defeated a total of 176 students across the country to win this year’s competition where he was presented with a trophy.
“He also received a cash prize of N300,000, 11 taxation textbooks, and two desktop computers, one of which is to be presented to the school,” the Bulletin stated.
Receiving his trophy from the Head of Department of Accounting in the institution, Dr. Khadijat Yahya, Oluwaseun tagged the competition as challenging.
He said he previously participated in 2020 against 200 contestants and reached the final shortlist of 12 participants.
Explaining further, he said he stepped down for a fellow UNILORIN student due to geographical zoning but had the zeal to excel this year and that made it easy for him.
Reacting to the news, Yahya described the student as a shining ambassador of the department and the institution. She noted that another student of the department, Odusanya Gabriel, also won the competition in 2020.
The Head of Department, therefore, advised other students to learn beyond the classroom, add value to themselves, work extra hard to conquer challenges and excel in all their endeavors.