By Omolara Akintoye
The grand finale of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) Tobacco Control Rap Challenge took place at the weekend in Lagos and was attended by tobacco control advocates and youth groups.
The competition, which started on September 2, 2019, targeted creating awareness on enforcement of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 and Tobacco Regulations to the youths through a music competition tagged #TCRapChallenge and #EnforceTCRegNow. Provisions of the NTC Act that the campaign promoted are the ban on sale of cigarettes in single sticks and ban on sale of cigarettes to minors.
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The winner of the competition was Lagos-based Okuguni Efemena Ferdinand, who received a cash gift of N150, 000 (One hundred and fifty thousand naira). First runner up was Udeng Bennet Etido based in Enugu who received N100, 000 (One hundred thousand naira). Adeogun Joy Yinka based in Oyo, Atiku Godswill…