NNPC Ltd. Set To Host Its 13th Sports Fiesta

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

The 13th NNPC Ltd. Sports Fiesta will kick off tomorrow (Sunday, February 18th, 2024) at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja as the Company strives to retain its legendary status as the team to beat in the Nigeria Oil & Gas Industry Games (NOGIG), coming up later in April this year.

According to a press release on Saturday, 17 February 2024 signed by the Chief Corporate Communications Officer, NNPC Ltd., Abuja, Olufemi O. Soneye, said that this year’s edition of the biennial event, themed “Healthy Workforce, Productive Organisation,” symbolises NNPC Ltd.’s belief in the integral role of physical well-being towards enhancing organisational productivity among employees.

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.

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 trade tackles with the Ex-Super Eagles Stars, led by Nigeria’s legendary Captain, Austin JJ Okocha. 

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 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.

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 as the overall winner of the tournament, carting home 48 laurels, which include 13 gold, 16 silver and 19 bronze medals.