Daily Trust (Abuja)

30 January 2013

Nigeria: Fidelity Bank to Sponsor 2013 NYSC Games

As part of its corporate social responsibility, Fidelity bank PLC has graciously accepted to sponsor this year's National Youth Service Corps Games scheduled to hold in Abuja from February 4 to 7.

Addressing the press yesterday in Abuja, the Managing Director /CEO of the bank, Mr Reginald Ihejiahi who spoke through his representative, Mr. Balarbale Mohammed, Executive Director, North Directorate said Fidelity Bank has agreed to sponsor the games on annually because it is a channel through which the youths of the country can cultivate team spirit and unity.

He said the bank will sponsor the NYSC Games every year because "the corps members need creative ways to channel their youthful energy, apart from their primary assignments".

Fidelity Bank is going to take care of contingents' competition kits, accommodation, logistics for officials, transportation, security, medical, publicity as well as cash prizes for each and every athlete that will take part in the games.

On his part, the representative of the NYSC D.G, Alhaji Abdulwahab Obomeile thanked Fidelity Bank for accepting to partner with the scheme in the area of sports.

He said the Games which was conceived as far back as 1986 is targeted at discovering talented athletes who could be groomed to represent the country in future competitions.

The events to be competed for at this year's games include football, Volleyball, 100m male and female, 4x100 male and female.

While arrival date is February 3, competitions proper will start on February 4 and end on Thursday, February 7 at the Old Parade ground sports complex.

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