Miss. Hope Akenna, a young Ogoni lady who sells onions to make a living, has emerged winner of the monthly Princewill Trust Help the Hard Worker competition.
The monthly competition put together by the team of the Princewill’s Trust is into its second year.
Hope emerged the winner of the February 2021 edition, after a well contested competition, beating two men, Austin Tobin and Wisdom Robinson to win the N100, 000 cash prize.
A statement from Princewills Trust quoted Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill, who presented the cash award on behalf of his Trust, as saying the aim of the Trust was simply to encourage hard workers and move away from the mindset of entitlement. He called on the winner to make judicious use of the money and “give others like her, the courage and inspiration to do well, work hard and upgrade their businesses too. As your name has suggested,in the end; hope always wins.”
The “Help the Hard worker” monthly competition is organised by a non-governmental organisation, The Princewill’s Trust for entrepreneurs, youths, and Rivers state residents engaged in micro business ventures and all forms of hard work in Rivers State.
The winner said she was in need of funds to expand her onion business, but was helpless, adding that it had always been her honest wish and desire to work hard to succeed in life. She called on Youths in Rivers state to be hard working and also engage in productive activities.
She advised them to shun violence and cultism and focus more on their creative ideas. With that, hard work and the grace of God, she opined, they would realize their own dreams of being successful in life. “Hard work eventually pays”, she stated.
She thanked the Princewills Trust for giving her and others a wonderful opportunity in Rivers State.
Akenna pleaded with others in a position to help, to do the same and give back to the society, whenever possible.