The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment Mr. William Alo said Statistics have shown that active involvement in sports and exercise help reduce health challenges by 80%.
He made this disclosure in his office when he was being presented with the Trophy won by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment at the June 2019 edition of Monthly Keep-Fit Walking/Jogging Exercise, organized by the Federation of Public Service Games (FEPSGA), in Abuja.
Alo further stated that, a steady improvement in sporting activities is being recorded since he assumed office, which attests to the fact that, the Ministry is moving on to the next level in sports.
In his words he reiterated that “It is a thing of joy when you hear that your Ministry has won something among all other competing Ministries and the seed we started sowing in April is already germinating and that is why we are here to receive this good news in the fields of sports.’’
The Permanent Secretary also disclosed that he has approved funds for the 2019 FPSGA competition coming up in September, this is to enable the Team to be among the first to register and begin training in earnest for the success of the task ahead.
He commended the team, for being good ambassadors and representing the Ministry well and also challenged them to do more and win more Trophies in the next edition.
Earlier in his welcome remarks the Team Manager, Mr. Fasetire Abiodun, said the success of the Ministry’s sporting activities is achieved by the support being accorded to the Team by the Permanent Secretary, which resulted to a large turnout of participants in the June 2019 Edition of the Working/Jogging Exercise.
The highlight of the event is the presentation of the Trophy and Certificate of Merit to the Permanent Secretary by the Director Human Resources Management Mr. Ajibola Ibrahim.