Queens, Idia Absent As Asido Holds Inter-hall Oratory Preliminaries

The duo of Queen Elizabeth II and Idia halls were absent at the preliminary round of the Inter Hall oratory contested organized by Asido foundation on Saturday.

At the end of the preliminary rounds, held at the Social Science LLT, five halls qualified for the Final round of the competition scheduled to hold next week Saturday.

The Great Independence and Lord Tedder halls with a total score of 79.67 and 59 percent respectively qualified unopposed due to the failure of their opponents to show up.

In other ties, Sultan Bello hall scored 73 percent to emerge victorious over Nnamdi Azikwe hall’s 71 percent while Obafemi Awolowo hall scored 87 percent to trounce Kuti hall’s 61.17 percent.

In the most keenly contested round, Alexander Brown hall’s representative scored 83.67 percent to defeat Kenneth Mellanby hall’s representative who scored 81.67 percent.

Obafemi Awolowo’s representative, Adewunmi Obisesan was named the overall best speaker for the day.

In his remarks after the rounds, the organization’s founder, Jibril Abdulmalik, described the speeches as educative and captivate. He also explained that the organization performs a role critical to the society.

“All of us can sit down and talk about the challenges facing the universe or you can choose to be a problem solver and this is what we do at the Asido Foundation.

“To be truly healthy, you have be physically, mentally, and socially well. This is why we must focus on all these components of our health,” he noted.

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