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Upstream Nigeria bags 14 medals at the 17th Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games

The 17th Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games (NOGIG), which kicked off on February 18, 2018 concluded on a high note for Upstream Nigeria as ExxonMobil emerged 5th overall, with a total of 14 medals: 3 Gold, 5 silver, 6 bronze.

Upstream Nigeria (UN) participated in the games along with NNPC and 12 other operators. The week-long activities featured 82 UN participants in 11 events (athletics, football, basketball, golf, scrabble, chess, squash, swimming, 8-ball pool, lawn and table tennis).

The climax of the week-long event was the football match final where Upstream Nigeria defeated Chevron to win the gold medal. The match which was played at the main bowl of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, had in attendance members of the UN family including Paul McGrath, Lead Country Manager and family present, to support the participants.

Medalist from other events include: Ekaette Umoren, Gold medalist - table tennis women's single; Blessing Brown, Silver medalist - table tennis women's single; Dr. Chinedu Idike, Bronze medalist - lawn tennis veteran's game; Rume Dubre and Dr. Chinedu Idike, Bronze medalists - lawn tennis men's doubles; Rume Dubre, Bronze medalist - lawn tennis men's singles; Ochuko Alawuru, Gold medalist - 8 ball pool; Oladotun Isiaka, Silver medalist - squash veteran-men; Lydia Udowa, Bronze medalist - squash veteran-women; Oforka Evaristus, Silver medalist - swimming veteran-men; Njideka Mbonu, Silver medalist - swimming breast stroke women's; and Oforka Evaristus, Alalibo Levi, Charles Abasiattai and Obinna Ozorgwu, Silver medalists - swimming relay men.

The NOGIG Games is an NNPC initiative designed to foster team building, and strengthen inter-company relationship amongst employees in the Oil and Gas industry in Nigeria. ExxonMobil's participation in the 2018 games created an opportunity to share learnings from previous competitions and deliver improved team performances, in addition to promoting oil industry values such as friendship, respect and strengthened collaboration amongst the Oil and Gas Companies.