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Olu of Warri holds fourth edition of tech challenge, to reward winner with N1m

…Says, it’s to encourage inventive culture

His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse III will tomorrow, Saturday, September 24, 2022, celebrate the quarterly cultural diversity within his domain, while the most anticipated Olu of Warri Tech Challenge winner will receive the cash prize of one million naira only (N1,000,000) on October 1st marking Nigeria Independence Day.

His Majesty had introduced the technologically based challenge to encourage and provide an opportunity to youths in the Kingdom to develop an inventive culture.

The hunt for brilliant talented IT youths is targeted at those between the ages of 18 and 35 years to participate in the Olu of Warri Tech challenges with a passion for technological innovation and state –of – art digital solutions.

Ogiame Atuwatse III whose life and influence since the ascension to the throne of his ancestors is about impacting the lives of males and females both young and old in the Warri Kingdom can be likened to the famous inaugural speech by the late former American President, John F Kennedy who said that “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” These words defined Olu of Warri for one year on the exalted throne of the Warri Kingdom.

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The winner of the Olu of Warri Tech Challenge initiative will be presented with a cash prize of N1m to encourage the youth to be transformational change agents, using technology to proffer solutions to day to day challenges in the country.

The ‘ghigho Aghofen’ (a palace watch) ceremonies promoting culture and peace among the communities that made up Warri Kingdom will be celebrated at the Palace of Warri Kingdom.

The ceremony was introduced by the revered monarch on his ascension to the exalted Royal throne of his ancestors to also promote cordial relationship among monarchs and communities in his domain.

Expectedly, while various rich and colorful cultural performances to promote culture will be on display, the palace will play host to friends and well-wishers of the Itsekiri’s in Warri Kingdom.