Ministry of Sports Development Throws Weight Behind Nigerian Oil And Gas Industry Games to Promote National Health and Wellness



Zakari Haruna Kaduna

Senator John Owan Enoh, the Honourable Minister of Sports Development, has underscored the imperative of increased sports participation in enhancing individual health and fitness while reducing national expenditure on healthcare.

Speaking ahead of the 19th edition of the Nigerian Oil And Gas Industry Games slated for April 21 to 27, 2024, in Abuja, Senator Enoh expressed his ministry's full support for the upcoming event. 

He emphasized the broader societal benefits of promoting sports engagement and extended gratitude to the oil and gas industry for their contributions to health and wellness through sports.

Senator Enoh lauded the organizers' steadfastness in hosting the 19th edition of the Games, highlighting its enduring legacy and significance within Nigeria's sports landscape. 

He stressed that by encouraging more people to adopt an active lifestyle, the nation could collectively build a healthier and more resilient society.

The Games organizers shared their vision to empower wellness and ignite productivity within the oil and gas industry. Through promoting physical activity and healthy competition, they aim to enhance overall well-being among participants while boosting workplace productivity.

In alignment with these objectives, the Ministry of Sports Development is exploring initiatives to further promote sports and fitness awareness nationally. One such initiative is the proposed annual National Sports and Fitness Day, designed to raise awareness of mental, physical, and emotional well-being across the country.

As preparations for the 19th Edition of the Nigerian Oil And Gas Industry Games intensify, the Ministry of Sports Development reaffirms its commitment to driving sports development and fostering a healthier, more active nation. Thirteen companies from the Nigerian Oil And Gas industry are set to participate in the upcoming Games, showcasing a collaborative effort and shared dedication to promoting a culture of sports excellence in the nation.

The delegation was led by Dr. Ifeyiwa Mojo-Eyes, Chairlady of the 19th edition of the Oil and Gas Industry Games.


Diana-Mary Nsan, S.A. Media to the Honourable Minister of Sports Development.

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