Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


N450 000 donated to workers to keep fit

27 April 2014, 09:19

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.


For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...