This Day (Lagos)

30 January 2013

Nigeria: Winner Emerges in Investment One Simulator Contest

A National Youth Service Corps member serving in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, Owolabi Afeez Oluwatosin, has emerged winner in the first phase of Investment One Virtual Simulator online game contest.

By winning the inaugural edition of the competition Owolabi became the pioneer champion, carting away the star prize of N500,000. He beat several other players in the keenly-contested investment game, which lasted for 12 weeks.

The virtual investment simulator was designed to teach participants the art and science of investing as well as afford researchers the opportunity to acquire knowledge of the Nigerian equities market and financial asset market in an online gaming environment.

According to the Managing Director of Investment One, Mr. Nicholas Nyamali, the "Virtual Investment Simulator" was designed to further the company's investment education project, which is aimed at encouraging participants to learn about how to make informed investment decisions as well as enhance knowledge of the financial market.

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