By Ajibola Abayomi,
May 7, 2018.
After nearly 17 years, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has revived the annual Nigerian Ports Sports Association (NIGOSA) Games which was last held in 2001.
According a statement signed by Abdullahi A. Goje, the General Manager (Corporate & Strategic Communications), NPA, all is now set for the 2018 edition of the game which will hold from Wednesday, 9th and Friday, 11th May, 2018 at the U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar, Cross River State.
According to the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of NIPOSA, Mrs. Ugo Madubuike, the contributions of some personalities described as heroes and heroines of NIPOSA (present and past), would be acknowledged through same Awards in the following categories – Outstanding Patrons/Matrons, Active Heroes of Past NIPOSA Games, Stakeholders of 2018 Games, and Participatory Award of 2018 NIPOSA Games.
Among the Awardees is the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, and two former Managing Directors of Nigerian Ports Authority, Mallam Bello Ibrahim Gwandu, Engineer Omar Suleiman and former Chairpersons of NIPOSA, late Mrs. M.I.A. Dan-Princewill and Chief M.K Ajayi.
Others Awardees are the General Manager, Human Resources, Yahaya Gana Bukar, General Manager, Monitoring and Compliance, Mrs. Ugo Madubuike and the Assistant General Manager, Training, Mrs. Patricia Abhow, amongst others.
The award ceremony which will take place during a Gala Nite will be the grand finale of the event taking place at the Monte Suites, Calabar.
Finally, a new innovation to the games is the introduction of Face of NPA, for both male and female, which would showcase individuals with exceptional personality and intellectual acumen. The winners of this segment would also be given some worthy gifts.