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Sports Minister collaborates with NNPCL to promote national health, wellness

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Sen. John Enoh, the Minister of Sports Development, says increased involvement in sports has become expedient to enhance individual health and fitness.

He said it will also help reduce national healthcare expenditures.

The Minister made the remarks as he hosted the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited-led NOGIG LOC for the upcoming 19th edition of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Games (NOGIG) scheduled to take place from April 21 to April 27, 2024, in Abuja.

According to a statement by Diana-Mary Nsan, Special Assistant on Media to the Minister, on Friday, Enoh reiterated the broader societal benefits of promoting sports participation and thanked the oil and gas industry for contributing to health and wellness through sports.

Enoh also commended the organization’s consistency in hosting the 19th edition of the Games.

“This remarkable milestone underscores the enduring legacy of the event and its significance within the Nigerian sports landscape.”

He also noted that by encouraging more people to embrace an active lifestyle, the nation can collectively work towards building a healthier and more resilient country.

The delegation from the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games (NOGIG), was led by Dr. Ifeyinwa Mojo-Eyes, Chairman and Head, HCM Centre of Excellence, NNPC Ltd.

According to Mojo-Eyes, the noble vision is to empower wellness and ignite productivity within the industry.

She said this can be achieved by fostering a culture of physical activity and healthy competition and promoting overall well-being among participants while also enhancing productivity in the workplace.

In line with these objectives, the Ministry of Sports Development is exploring initiatives to further promote sports and fitness awareness on a national scale.

One such initiative is the proposed annual National Sports and Fitness Day, which aims to elevate awareness of mental, physical, and emotional well-being across the country.

As the countdown to the 19th edition of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Games begins, the Ministry of Sports Development reaffirms its commitment to championing sports development and promoting a healthier, more active nation.

Thirteen companies from Nigeria’s oil and gas industry are taking part in the upcoming games.

Their commitment underscores the collaborative spirit and shared dedication to fostering a culture of sports excellence in the nation.

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