Over 4,000 Officers to partake in 2024 Police Games in Oyo – FPPRO

Over 4,000 police officers from all around the nation will gather in Ibadan from February 24 to March 2 for the 14th Biennial Police Games.

ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPPRO), made this statement to reporters on Thursday in Ibadan as they were getting ready for the game known as “Oluyole 2024.”

He said that the theme of the game, “Competing for Peace, Unity, Stability and Development of Nigeria”, was strategically picked to identify good talents that would join hands with government in producing good brains that would develop nation’s sports.

Adejobi announced that 17 contingents representing the force’s 17 Zonal Commands would be participating in the biennial competition.

He added that the game would also featured sports contingents from sisters security agencies and departments.

“Nigeria Police Force(NPF) has a very good history when it comes to sports development in Nigeria.

“For many years NPF has been at the forefront of projecting and producing talents in all sports arena in Nigeria and globally.

“We have produced a very large number of athletes in football, volleyball, basketball and other games. We know that if an officer is not mentally and physically fit, such officer can not discharge duties as gallant officer or the security agent.

“We are doing this in preparation to attain our primacy in the internal security of this country, ” he said.

The Force Spokesperson gave Nigerians the reassurance that the game would not lessen effective policing nationwide because sufficient preparations had been made to guarantee the highest level of safety for people and property nationwide.

Also speaking, the Oyo State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Wasilat Adegoke, said the game would positively contribute to the socio-economic development of the state.

The Commissioner noted that the state government had fully prepared to make the eight days event a success.

“The administration of Gov. Seyi Makinde enables potentials and believes that the police games will be one of the platforms to discover new talents for the state and country at large.

“Several stadia have been prepared to ensure that everything needed by officers is adequately provided. We are hoping that the tournament would produce talents for olympic games and other global competitions, “she said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 13th Biennial Police Games, was held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State from Nov. 23 to Nov. 30, 2022.(NAN)

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