Abuja - 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 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.
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