#OurStateOurResponsibility Campaign Hots Up

…As Nsirim Offers Huge Cash For Theme Song Writers

…Entry Begins Nov 15 – 29, 2021

The second part of the second phase of the Rivers State campaign, otherwise called OurStateOurResponsibility, has commenced with a Theme Song Competition amongst budding talents in the state.

Briefing Journalists in his office on Monday, Information and Communications Commissioner, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim announced that a whooping cash prize of N550,000 has been set aside for grabs by the overall champion, as well as the second and third placed winners.

According to him, N300,000 would go to the overall best while second-placed winner would get N150,000 with the third best going home with N100,000.

While still basking on the euphoria of the successful completion of the first part of the second phase of government’s #OurStateOurResponsibility advocacy campaign, Pastor Nsirim described the first phase of the campaign as a huge success and urged all stake holders, including journalists who gave the campaign wider publicity, to keep up the tempo.

He said the campaign, which threw up 18-year old Miss Sophia Arajibenem Oyibo as the winner of the Essay Competition has opened up a vista of hope that the advocacy campaign was gaining grounds among the youths of the state.

In his words: “I wish to publicly acknowledge the rare qualities of this young lady who within the few months of her being the Ambassador of the Ministry of Information and Communications, has continued to arouse the interest of the youths in Rivers State to understand and embrace the advocacy campaign”.

The Commissioner disclosed that Miss Oyibo would, in conjunction with the Ministry of Information and Communications, host a one-day sensitization program titled ‘The Wind of Change’ on November 25, 2021 at the Ministry of Women Affairs Auditorium in Port Harcourt.

He said the essence of the theme song competition is to roll out a theme song for the advocacy campaign, adding that the entry is open to all persons residing and doing business in the state.

“Our desire in rolling out this theme song competition is to ensure that our best and brightest creative minds are given the opportunity to be innovative.  We want our people to put their creative talents to work by searching for breakthrough ideas through thinking”, Nsirim said, adding that the theme song must align and match the hash tag, OurStateOurResponsibility.

“We expect the theme song to tell the people of Rivers State and others what to expect and what is expected of them.  We expect a theme song that people can have in their heads, something that is simple, catchy and easy to remember and establishes a connection with the listeners and should not exceed three minutes”, he said.

The commissioner noted that all the entries would be judged equally on four areas namely: content originality, content alignment with theme, production and sound quality (clarity, consistency of audio levels and lack of noise).

On the mode of participation, Nsirim requested interested contestants to download the entry forms, rules and regulations guiding the competition from the advocacy campaign website: on or before December 13, 2021 which is also the deadline for submission of entries.

He further requested that the completed entry forms and the signed acceptance form and other documents should be forwarded to the Ministry’s email address:

Also present at the briefing was the brand ambassador, Miss Sophia Arajibenem Oyibo and the three-man judges for the competition namely, former Chairman of PMAN, Rivers State chapter, Lexy Mueka, On-Air Personality, Charles Baridam (Vitamin C) and one of Nigeria’s finest Disc Jockeys, Ofori Williams.


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