Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) has pulled out of the sponsorship of the annual All Nigeria Open Athletics Champions with immediate effect.
In a statement signed by its Executive Director,Gloria Essien-Danner,Mobil did not state any reason for pulling
out of the sponsorship of Athletic Federation of Nigeria’s flagship event but thanked the federation for the opportu
nity it got with its joint venture partner,the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to contribute to the
development of sports in Nigeria.
The statement reads thus:The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) /Mobil Producing Nigeria
(MPN) joint ventures.confirms that effective 2011 it will no longer be the title sponsor of the Nigerian Track and
Field Athletics Championship, which has become the foremost event for selecting Nigeria’s representatives to major international athletics championships.
The joint venture in the 21 years that it sponsored the ‘Nigeria/NNPC/Mobil Track & Field Championship contributed to the development of sports in Nigeria in keeping with its commitment to developing the youths of our country, and providing them with opportunities to contribute to national development and progress in various capacities.
We appreciate the opportunity to sponsor AFN’s flagship property through the years and wish the association well
in its endeavours.