.Sokoto Cliqfest novelty match winners show off their Etisalat trophy. –
The Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto was a beehive of activities this week as it played host to Etisalat Cliqfest, the nationwide youth-centric education and entertainment initiative sponsored by Nigeria’s leading innovative telecommunications company, Etisalat.
The two-day event was marked by a line-up of activities ranging from top-notch entertainment to education and sports, which featured four teams in a 5-A-Side football competition.
The teams include the Green team code named the Browsers, the Blue (Easy Cliqers), the white (SMS) and the Black (Night Callers).
The Black (Night callers) team was presented with the winners’ medals, the Champions Cup, branded jerseys, mobile tablets and flash drives.
The first runner-up, the White team was presented Mobile tablets, medals, jerseys and flash drives in addition to a silver cup.
Third place winner, the Blue, got phones, flash drives, medals and Jerseys per player while each player on the fourth-placed team, the Green, went home with phones, flash drives, jerseys and medals.
Speaking during the two-day event, Etisalat Nigeria’s Manager, Youth Segment, Idiareno Atimomo, described Cliqfest as a touch point for young people, where they are at liberty to express themselves and their dreams in many ways than one.
“We go around the country, bringing an entertaining platform that delivers a wholesome experience to students, because Etisalat is interested and passionate about Nigerian youth, their future goals and their ability aspirations.
Cliqfest is designed to help them discover themselves right here within the walls of their institution and the capacity to achieve their dreams”, the official said.
Beside the football winners, other students took home exciting gifts. Eight other students who also went home with different prizes include Fatima Aliyu and Baba Muhammad, both of whom won Laptops; Maryam T. Umar and Agboola Ridwan, both won handsets and Jerseys each; and the quartet of Habibu Tanko, Suleiman Usman, Ibrahim Tahir and Fatima Mustafa won handsets and Flash drives each.
The big moment of the day was when Chijoke Osinachi, a student of the department of Modern European Languages, emerged the winner of a Hyundai i10.
Motivational Speaker, Niyi Adesanya also dished out nuggets on succeeding both in school and in the labour market, while Nigerian Idol Season 4 and 5 Winners; Evelle Zibili and K-Peace entertained the students with various performances.
Etisalat Cliqfest is an annual nationwide youth-centric education and entertainment initiative sponsored by Nigeria’s leading innovative telecommunications company, Etisalat.
It features a line of youth-centred activities ranging from entertainment to multi-dimensional seminars and talks as well as sports.