Work­ers get N450, 000 from Sports Com­mis­sion for monthly keep-fit ex­er­cise

Daily Trust - - LABOUR -

Gbenga Eleg­bel­eye, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Na­tional Sports Com­mis­sion (NSC) on Satur­day do­nated N450, 000 to the Fed­er­a­tion of Pub­lic Ser­vice Games (FEPSGA) for its monthly keep-fit ex­er­cise.

Eleg­bel­eye, who made the do­na­tion at FEPSGA’s first ex­er­cise for 2014, said N50, 000 would be given monthly for nine months to the team with the high­est num­ber of at­ten­dance.

He said the ges­ture was to en­cour­age pub­lic ser­vants in the FCT to par­tic­i­pate reg­u­larly in this year’s ex­er­cise.

‘‘We want to en­cour­age ev­ery agency of govern­ment to get in­volved in this ex­er­cise so that they can live longer and health­ier,” he said.

Al­has­san Yak­mut, the Di­rec­tor of Grass­roots Sports De­vel­op­ment, who was the as­sis­tant cap­tain at the ex­er­cise, said his of­fice had been di­rected to repli­cate such ex­er­cise at the grass­roots.

Ac­cord­ing to Yak­mut, this will help to drive Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan’s trans­for­ma­tion agenda through a healthy pub­lic ser­vice.

Yak­mut com­mended the staff of the NSC for emerg­ing as the best be­haved team at the ex­er­cise.

FEPSGA Pres­i­dent, Vic­tor Orji thanked the DG, say­ing that the do­na­tion would en­cour­age healthy com­pe­ti­tion among the pub­lic ser­vants in the FCT.

Orji said that the money would also go a long in at­tract­ing par­tic­i­pants to the fed­er­a­tion’s monthly ex­er­cise.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) re­ports that the Federal Min­istry of Trans­port won the best kit­ted team award.

The Nigeria Se­cu­rity and Civil De­fence Corps (NSCDC) won a dou­ble af­ter it won the high­est in at­ten­dance and first in ar­rival awards.

No fewer than 2,000 pub­lic ser­vants par­tic­i­pated in the ex­er­cise which took place at the Na­tional sta­dium Abuja prac­tise pitch. (NAN)

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