NLI Essay Competition
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NLI Essay Competition

We are proud to announce the NLI Essay Competition, with the theme “Implementing the New National Ethics and Integrity Policy”

Essay Questions

The essay entry should answer the following questions:

  1. How should the values identified in the new National Ethics and Integrity Policy be fully implemented?
  2. How do we ensure sustainability at all levels and buy-in by all Nigerians?
  3. What role should the citizens play?


  • All Nigerians, resident within or outside the country, are eligible to participate.
  • Essays must be 1,500 words or less and should reflect original thoughts of the writer.
  • To submit your essay, send it to:
  • Multiple entries would attract outright disqualification; hence, only ONE ENTRY should be submitted per person.
  • There is NO registration fee for submitting an entry.
  • Only top 3 winners will be contacted.
  • All entries must be submitted by 20 December, 2020 at the latest.


  • 1st Prize: N1 million
  • 2nd Prize: N500,000.00
  • 3rd Prize: N250,000.00

Announcement of Winners

The top 3 winners will be announced during NLI’s next webinar, early in 2021.

The Nigeria Leadership Initiative (“NLI”) is a private non-profit and non-partisan organisation. It provides a platform for highly accomplished, uniquely qualified Nigerian leaders (“Associates”, “Fellows”, and “Senior Fellows”) to enhance or develop their values-based leadership skills and to assume a transformative role in the future development of Nigeria. The mission of NLI is to create a growing global network of credible and very accomplished community-spirited Nigerian leaders who are committed to taking responsibility for driving positive change in Nigeria and Nigerian communities.

Please email your entries to