Lawal Oluwaseun has emerged winner of the 2021 Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) tax quiz competition.
Lawal Oluwaseun, a 100-Level student of the Department of Accounting at University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) beat four other contestants to win the contest, whose final round was held in Kaduna on May 21, 2021.
He also received a cash prize of ₦300,000, 11 taxation textbooks, and two desktop computers, one of which is to be presented to the school.
Oluwaseun defeated a total of 176 students across the country to win this year’s competition where he was presented with a trophy.
Among those he beat were a 400-level Accounting student from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; a 400-level Taxation student from Nasarawa State University; a HND II student of Taxation from Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, and a HND II student of Accounting from Kano State.
Receiving his trophy, Mr. Lawal Oluwaseun described the competition as challenging having previously participated in 2020 against 200 contestants and reached the final shortlist of 12 participants.
He further explained that he, however, stepped down for a fellow UNILORIN student due to geographical zoning but had the zeal to excel this year and that made it easy for him.
In her reaction, the head of the Department of Accounting in the institution, Khadijat Yahya, described the student as a shining ambassador of the department and the institution, observing that another student of the department, Odusanya Gabriel, also won the competition in 2020.