Kogi at 25: 28yrs old Man Bags N300,000 for Designing Logo

After many days of deliberation by the Kogi At 25 Committee and over three hundred entries for the “Kogi State At 25 Logo Competition,” we are pleased to announce the emergence of a winner. He is 28-years-old, Mohammed Siaka Umoru, an indigene of Kogi State from Okene Local Government in the Central Senatorial Zone.

Mr. Mohammed is a Graphic Art Designer, who lives in Minna, Niger state. He is the first of four children and the breadwinner of the family. He bagged his secondary school certificate at the Government College, Bida, Niger State. He lost his father in 2012 and had to suspend his plans to get his higher education. His mother lives in his hometown of Okene.

Asked how he learnt about the competition, Mr. Mohammed said:
“My kid sister, who is a student in the Nasarawa State University, told me about it. She does a bit of catering services on the side and I help her out with some of her design needs. She heard some of her friends and clients were taking part in the competition and encouraged me to also send my entry. I’m glad I took her advice.”

Mr. Mohammed says he plans to use some of the N300, 000 prize money to purchase new graphics design software and equipment. He thanked the government of Governor Yahaya Bello for giving every youth a fair chance and providing the opportunity to design the logo for the august event. He promised to remain a good ambassador for the state where he goes.

“I believe Kogi state will be great. We should all work with this young governor to achieve the New Direction dream. That is the way to go,” he said.

The date for the unveiling of the logo and the presentation of the prize money by the Chairman of the Kogi At 25 Committee, Deputy Governor Simon Achuba, will be announce soon.

Hon. Mohammed Awwal Imam
Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism