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Okocha Leads Ex-Super Eagles Stars As NNPC Sports Fiesta Kicks Off In Abuja

Jay Jay Okocha

The 13th NNPC Ltd. Sports Fiesta is scheduled to kick-off tomorrow February 18 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
The tournament will enable the Company to struggle to retain its status in the Nigeria Oil & Gas Industry Games (NOGIG) coming up later in April, this year.
The chief spokesperson of the NNPC Ltd, Olufemi Soneye, who announced this in a statement today, February 17, said that this year’s edition of the biennial event is themed “Healthy Workforce, Productive Organization.”
The theme, he said, symbolises NNPC Ltd’s belief in the integral role of physical well-being towards enhancing organizational productivity among employees.
He said that 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.
According to Soneye, the one-week event, which will climax on February 23, 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 said that this 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 that the tournament will showcase friendly, yet spirited contests among the three teams, and will 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.
“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.
“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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