We’ll Leverage On Our Sports Capabilities To Improve On Peace, Devt Of Nigeria – IGP

*As Police Unveils New Talents at 14th Biennial Police Games Oluyole 2024

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has reassured that the Nigeria Police Force would leverage on its sporting capabilities to improve on peace, unity, stability, and development of Nigeria.

The IGP gave the assurance while joining the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, who represented the President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Special Guest of Honour, on Saturday 24th February, 2024, to declare open the 14th Biennial Police Games tagged Oluyole 2024 at the Adamasingba Sports Centre, Ibadan.

Force Public Relations Officer, (FPRO), at the Force Headquarters Abuja, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said this in a statement signed on Sunday.

The IGP said that the Nigeria Police Sports had been instrumental to producing champions who have, and are still representing the country nationally and internationally in various sporting competitions.

He similarly emphasized the vital role of sports in fostering camaraderie, discipline, and mutual respect among officers and members of the public noting that such competitions serve as platforms for promoting teamwork, physical fitness, and healthy competition among officers from various Commands and Formations of the Force.

Expanding the theme of the event which was ‘Competing for Peace, Unity, Stability, and Development of Nigeria’, the IGP said that the 14th Biennial Police Games symbolised the collective resolve of the Nigeria Police Force to promote national cohesion and solidarity through spirited participation in various sporting events to showcase the athletic prowess of officers.

He said this was while reinforcing the values of professionalism, integrity, and service to the nation which are crucial to our collective safety and national development in Nigeria.

The Inspector General of Police appreciated the Governor and good people of Oyo State for their support in hosting the event.

He extended a warm invitation to the public to join in celebrating the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie during the 14th Biennial Police Games by uniting in cheering the sportsmen on, in this renewed drive to bring policing closer to the people through sports, as the Force intends to showcase and discover new talents in the sports circle of the police towards national development.

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