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JUTH holds tournament to unify, promote cordiality among personnel

The Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) CMD’s Annual Staff Tournament (JUCAST), will unify and build cordiality amongst the hospital’s members of staff, the CMD, Dr Pokop Bupwatda, says.

Bupwatda had declared the maiden edition of the two-weeks tournament opened, on Tuesday in Jos.

He said the games were aimed at breaking the walls of hostility between the various professional groups for a harmonious working relationship in the hospital, as sports often played an important role in unifying people.

According to the CMD, besides unifying people, the tournament will also help in promoting culture of exercising to encourage members of staff of the hospital stay healthy.

He said the sports competition, scheduled to hold between Nov. 21 and Dec. 5, was being held in the spirit of sportsmanship, and participants would go home with trophies and cash rewards.

Earlier, Mr Obisesan Oluwatuyi, Director, Medical Laboratory Services, JUTH and Chairman of the Tournament Committee, commended the management of the hospital for organising the games.

Oluwatuyi, said the tournament would promote friendliness and cordiality as members of staff of the institution from all the departments, would be involved.

According to him, the tournament was organised to encourage healthy lifestyle among personnel of the facility as most persons live sedentary lifestyles.

Oluwatuyi urged all members of staff to participate, and that those that were not participating should not use the game as an excuse to be away from work, because there were rules and the committee intended to follow them.

He, however, assured all participants that the committee would be firm and fair in applying the rules of the game.

Mrs Afiniki Igwe, a staff of the Dietetics department, who expressed excitement over the prospects of the tournament, commended the management and appealed for its sustainability.

The Newsmen reports that the tournament had both indoor and outdoor games such as badminton, Chess, Ludo, Whot, Scrabble, Volleyball, Football, Table Tennis and Trekking.

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