The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar Kana mni has launched 360 sets of sporting kits for the members of the MOD sports club to complement the club’s participation at the upcoming Federal Public Service Games (FEPSGA) slated for Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
Dr. Kana gave the charge today while unveiling the sports kits in company of the Management Staff of the Ministry.
The Permanent Secretary remarked that sports as an activity promotes healthy living, radiates friendship, patriotism and harmony among athletes, their club side, their communities and by extension their countries if the event is international.
He said sporting should be everybody’s business adding that the Minister of Defence, Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi has remained passionate about sports development in the Ministry stressing that the athletes featuring in FEPSGA must garner enough medals to complement the efforts of the Defence Minister.
Dr Kana pointed out that staff welfare and wellbeing as well as training and provision of friendly working environment are being prioritized for the comfort of staff to upscale performance.
The Permanent Secretary implored the union leaders in the Ministry to always apply diplomacy in negotiations and to be purposeful in presenting knowledge based demands to Managements on behalf of members.
The Manager of the Ministry of Defence Sports Club, Comrade Olumide Collins Ofeimu while expressing appreciation to the Permanent Secretary for the brand new sporting kits remarked the sports community has never had it better than now.
In appreciation for the Permanent Secretary’s gesture, a deserving award was presented to him by Director, Human Resource Management, Mr. Hassan Baba Ibrahim.
Kabir Isa Bala
For: Director, Press
9th December, 2022