The Nigeria Police Force is set to host its 13th Biennial Police Games,scheduled to hold between 23-30 November 2022 at Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State Capital, aimed to unveil its sporting talents.
Penpushing reports that, Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi made this known in a a statement, adding that the week-long historic sporting event is expected to be declared open by the Special Guest of Honour, the President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as Governor Udom Emmanuel as the chief host, and other very important dignitaries.
The statement said the games is conceived by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, who is passionate about sports development in the force disclosing that over 4,500 male and female police athletes drawn from the 17 Zonal Commands and the Force Headquarters will feature and compete in several indoor and outdoor sporting activities.
Penpushing further reports that Adejobi said the games include athletics, football, basketball, table tennis, lawn tennis, judo, taekwondo, weightlifting, golf, chess, squash, shooting, karate, swimming, hockey, badminton, triathlon, handball amongst other sporting events.
“The 13th Biennial Police Games will yet again provide an opportunity for hidden sporting talents within the Force to be discovered as they will be given a platform to showcase their aptitudes to the world and subsequently make Nigeria proud as constantly exhibited by the Nigeria Police Force in sports business”, he added.
“Additionally, the event will afford the Force an ample occasion to engage the public, build goodwill and advance its community policing ideals anchored on mutual trust, understanding and partnership with the public”, Adejobi stated
“It is pertinent to state that the Nigeria Police has produced prominent sports men and women who have gone on to raise the bar wherever they have flown the flag of the nation, it is in cognizance of this that the Police Games has evolved over the years to become an integral part of the rich history and proud tradition of the Nigeria Police Force and Nigerian nation at large”, the statement emphasized.
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