By Edith Ike-Eboh
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has charged workers of the company to get entangled in sporting actions in direction of bettering their productiveness and repair supply.
Baru made the decision in a press release signed by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, on Sunday in Abuja.
According to assertion, Baru made the decision throughout the closing ceremony of the 11th version of the NNPC Sports Fiesta held on the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
He mentioned sports activities ranked excessive as catalysts for productiveness amongst any workforce.
“There are plenty of benefits in getting concerned in sports activities. People who take part in sports activities exhibit high quality way of life each at house and within the office.
“And because they are more active, their brains proffer some of the most efficient and viable solutions to the challenges faced today by the corporation and the Industry at large,” he mentioned
He added that many illnesses right now had been attributable to inactivity characterised by lack of train and a care-free way of life amongst folks.
He additionally tasked contributors to at all times make integrity and sportsmanship their watchword.
He urged them to return to their respective zones and unleash their potentials in direction of making certain most productiveness and efficient service supply for the advantage of company and, by extension, the Industry’s.
The GMD assured that NNPC would proceed to establish with the lofty beliefs behind the Fiesta, which he famous geared toward not simply mere participation, however fostering unity and cordial relations among the many workers.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, Mr. Isa Inuwa, mentioned the company had at all times made encouraging workers’s sports activities participation a key aspect of its welfare package deal given the sturdy hyperlink between it and improved workers efficiency.
The NNPC Sports Fiesta, which holds each two years, attracts participation from among the many company’s workers in six areas throughout the nation specifically: Abuja, Benin, Kaduna Lagos, Port Harcourt and Warri.
During the video games, contributors compete in 11 occasions that are: Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Squash, Chess, Scrabble, Swimming, Eight-Ball Pool, Golf and Athletics.
At the top of the one-week sporting contest which ended Saturday, Lagos Zone emerged the general finest with 11 gold, one silver and 7 bronze medals.
Warri Zone, with 4 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals, got here second whereas Benin Zone, with 4 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals, got here a distant third.
Over the years, the match has served as a platform for selecting the right sportsmen and girls that can fly the flag of the company within the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Games (NOGIG), arising in Lagos subsequent month(NAN)