NNPC LTD Set For 13th Sports Fiesta In Abuja

.. As Okocha Leads Ex-Super Eagles Stars Against NNPC Selected Side

All is set for the start of the 13th Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) Sports Fiesta tomorrow, Sunday, February 18th, 2024 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

Mr. Olufemi Soneye, the Chief Corporate Communications Officer of the NNPC Ltd. disclosed the company’s readiness in a statement on Saturday, February 18, 2024.

He said, the Sport Fiesta was in preparation to retain the company’s team’s legendary status as the team to beat in the Nigeria Oil & Gas Industry Games (NOGIG) coming up later in April, this year.

According to him, this year’s edition of the biennial event themed “Healthy Workforce, Productive Organization,” symbolises NNPC Ltd’s belief in the integral role of physical well-being towards enhancing organizational productivity among employees.

Mr. Soneye said, the event will see the Company’s employees competing in 13 games namely football, basketball, volleyball, chess, squash, scrabble, 8-ball pool, golf, tennis, table tennis, badminton, swimming, and athletics.

He said, the one-week event, which will climax on Friday, 23rd February 2024, will also feature a novelty match that will see the NNPC Ltd Football Team trading tackles with Ex-Super Eagles Stars, led by Nigeria’s legendary Captain, Austin JJ Okocha.

He further revealed that his year, the six NNPC Ltd zones have undergone a restructuring, following their consolidation into three teams that represent the Company’s three core values of Integrity (Port Harcourt/Benin); Excellence (Lagos/Warri), and Sustainability (Abuja/Kaduna).

The Spokesperson said, the tournament, which is set to showcase friendly yet spirited contests among the three teams, will also serve as a platform for selecting NNPC Ltd’s potential flagbearers at the forthcoming Nigeria Oil & Gas Industry Games (NOGIG) in April 2024, where the Company will defend its title of Overall Winner, a feat it has maintained over the years.

He said, the NNPC Ltd has been a serial winner of the NOGIG Games, which also features other participants from International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in Nigeria and key agencies under the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

Soneye said, during the last edition of NOGIG held in 2020 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, NNPC Ltd emerged the overall winner of the tournament, carting home 48 laurels, which include 13 gold, 16 silver, and 19 bronze medals.

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