Shell wins Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry games for record third time

By Daily Sports on February 27, 2018

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For the third time running, Shell has won the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games (NOGIG), posting a commanding victory streak in the history of the 30-year old biennial competition. At the end of the week-long NOGIG 2018 in Lagos, Team Shell topped the medal table with 11 gold, 11 silver and eight bronze, leaving the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and ExxonMobil in second and third places respectively.

“I’m excited at the performance of the team for making us proud,” said Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Ltd and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, while reflecting on the performance of the contingent. “The games present a good opportunity for all of us in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria to be physically active and network in an atmosphere of healthy rivalry, and I commend Team Shell for the hard work and commitment which have earned them a top place at the medal table for three consecutive years.”

NOGIG 2018 – the 17th edition – was held February 18 – 24 with 12 companies competing in football, squash, table tennis, lawn tennis, scrabble, chess, snooker, swimming, golf, basketball, 100 metres dash and 4x100 metres relay. The games came to a climax at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos with the finals of a football match, 100 meters sprint (men/women), 200 metres sprints (men/women) and 4 X 100 metres relay.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, the NNPC GMD, Dr Maikanti Baru, chief host of the games, commended the athletes for competing keenly and fairly, and hoped that the quality of the games would continue to improve in the coming years. Both the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu and the Lagos State Governor, Mr Ambode Akinwunmi echoed the same sentiments in the goodwill messages they sent to the ceremony. General Manager, External Relations, Igo Weli represented Shell at the event and received the winner’s trophy from the NNPC GMD amid cheers and jubilation.

Manager Team Shell, Alex Onumbu who is the also the Vice Chairman of the local organising committee of the games, thanked the management of Shell companies in Nigeria for their support and the athletes who made Shell proud. He said: “The amount of hard work and discipline that underpin our participation and victory can only be imagined. We want to pay tribute to our athletes, who in addition to their normal work, took the time and pains to train, compete and win. And of course, we also own a huge debt of gratitude to our management, because without their untiring support, we would have gone nowhere. This record victory is not just for Team Shell – it is for all of us!”

NOGIG began in 1986 as a squash tournament in Eket, Akwa Ibom State. The 18th edition of the games is expected to hold in 2020.

•Photo shows Team Shell celebrating their victory as overall winner of the 2018 Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games held in Lagos, last week.

 

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 27, 2018

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