Lagos hosts Oil Industry Games

Oroboha Evi

25 January 2012, Sweetcrude, LAGOS – The Central Planning Committee of the bi-annual Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry has announced Lagos as the venue of the 14th edition of the competition which attracts companies in the country’s oil and gas industry.

According to a statement signed by Mr. Peter Odjoji, Chairman, Central Planning Committee, the Games will begin with the preliminaries of the football event on Saturday, February 4 and end Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the practice pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

He said that the finals of the Games will take place at different venues in Lagos, including Chevron Recreation Club Gbagada, Ikoyi Club, National Stadium, Surulere and Teslim Balogun Stadium, also in Surulere.

“The Games has become a veritable platform for employees in the nation’s Oil and Gas Industry to interact with one another in a sporting atmosphere, which promotes goodwill, physical wellbeing and friendship,” he said.

Mr. Odjoji also informed that apart from the regular features of the Games which include football, golf, squash, table tennis, lawn tennis, scrabble, chess, 8 ball pool, swimming and athletics, basketball has also been introduced in the 2012 edition.

“We continue to explore ways of making the Games better and more inclusive,” he said.

The participating companies in the Games include Addax Petroleum, Chevron, Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigerian Agip Oil Company, ExxonMobil, Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, NNPC, PTI, Shell Development Petroleum Company, Total and Oando.

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