The Chairman of the Council,Comrade Deji Elumoye Gbolahan issued a press statement to that effect backed by the Secretary of the Council ,Sylva Emeka-Okereke that the games will, among other things, promote professional interactions, networking as well as camaraderie in an atmosphere of fun and friendship that sports provide.
Designed to demonstrate and publicly promote the ideals and values of engaging in physical sporting activities for the enhancement of healthy living among practicing journalists in the state, the NUJ games which started in 2005, was encouraged amongst media organizations which is a multi-sport competition in Lagos state will be hosted at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos State from Saturday, October 6 to Friday, October 12.
According to the statement, the games will begin with road shows, where banners of the supporting companies like Chevron, Nigerian Breweries, Unilever, Cadbury, May and Baker, OSR, Dufil Prima Foods, among other hosts would be conspicuously displayed.
This would be followed with visits to media houses in Lagos state as part of enlightenment and media awareness campaign for the event.
Some of the sporting activities for the games include: football, lawn tennis, table-tennis, marathon, scrabble, chess, ayo, draught, swimming and athletics, among others.