February, 3 2022.
The minister of youth and sports Sunday Dare will on Thursday, 7th February declare the 2022 Nigeria Medical Association(NMA) games open in Abuja.
The minister on Tuesday in Abuja received executives of NMA in his office and declared his support for the games and Nigerian doctors at large.
"I'm proud of our medical practitioners, they are one of the best in the world.
It is very encouraging to see what you do for the common people. The ministry is in total support of this game and will do everything possible to ensure it's success."
Chairman NMA National sports committee, Dr. Uche Roland Ojinma says the 2022 games will foster unity among members.
"Lately we've been seeing a lot of deaths amongst young people, even among medical doctors, so as medical doctors we want to walk the talk and practice what we preach.
"We hope to include other health workers so that it'll be an avenue to foster unity, solidarity and friendship across the health workforce. Between the medical doctors, the pharmacist, the lab scientists and even the nurse, so that we'll have a peaceful coexistence that will go beyond our place, into the field of play", he said.
The NMA also had in attendance the FCT Council chairman Dr. Enema Ahmodu and other council executives
The NMA Games is expected to kick off 7th February, 2021 and it is a week long event.