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Gov Emmanuel lauds Police Force for producing Sport Champions for the Country

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Governor Udom Emmanuel with senior police officers at the closing ceremony of the 11th Bi-ennial Police Games Intra Zonal Championship held at Godswill Akpabio International stadium, Uyo.

Akwa Ibom State Governor Mr Udom Emmanuel has stressed the need for more investments in the development of Sports in the country. The Governor stated this during the closing ceremony of the 11th Bi-ennial Police Games Intra Zonal Championship held at Godswill Akpabio International stadium, Uyo.
He said that the Nigeria Police Force has the obligation of making sports a pillar in the development of skills and talents as well as the platform of attracting positive image, beyond the protection of lives and property, adding that adequate investment was needed to boost the moral of the competitors.
Governor Emmanuel noted that sports has also serve as a unifying factor in communities and the nation in the improvement of health, display of talents as well as in the update of memories about accomplished sportsmen in the country and expressed delight at the inclusion of the physically challenged in national and international sporting activities.
He commended the Nigeria Police force for blazing the trail in the production of Sport Stars in the country and listed such champions to include Chioma Azunwa and Samuel Peters.
While lauding the Police Force for projecting the image of the country by giving opportunity for sport talents to be exposed the State Chief Executive expressed optimism that within the next seven years the state will boast of more sport talents in the country given his administration’s decision to establish Sports Academy and equipped with facilities in the ten Federal Constituencies of the state.
He maintained that the initiative would make Akwa Ibom the hub of sustainable development of sports in the country and pledged a donation of five hundred thousand naira to first prize winners, three hundred thousand naira to second prize winners and two hundred thousand naira to the third prize winners in all the nine events of the competition.
Earlier the Assistant Inspector General Zone 6, Mr Adisa Baba Bolanta, represented by the Commissioner of Police , Ebonyi State command, Peace Ibekwe Abdallah, expressed appreciation to God for the successful hosting of the event to boost the morale of the officers and men of the command adding that the competition has enabled the participants to showcase their talents as well as enhance the virtue of teamwork among members of the Police Force.
The AIG thanked the State Government for the support which has sustain the competition and appealed to the leadership of the Akwa Ibom government to continue in the resolve to sustain the security of lives and property in the state and the zone.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Mr Udom Emmanuel has stressed the need for more investments in the

development of Sports in the country.
The Governor stated this during the closing ceremony of the 11th Bi-ennial Police Games Intra Zonal Championship held at Godswill Akpabio International stadium, Uyo.
He said that the Nigeria Police Force has the obligation of making sports a pillar in the development of skills and talents as well as the platform of attracting positive image, beyond the protection of lives and property, adding that adequate investment was needed to boost the moral of the competitors.
Governor Emmanuel noted that sports has also serve as a unifying factor in communities and the nation in the improvement of health, display of talents as well as in the update of memories about accomplished sportsmen in the country and expressed delight at the inclusion of the physically challenged in national and international sporting activities.
He commended the Nigeria Police force for blazing the trail in the production of Sport Stars in the country and listed such champions to include Chioma Azunwa and Samuel Peters.
While lauding the Police Force for projecting the image of the country by giving opportunity for sport talents to be exposed the State Chief Executive expressed optimism that within the next seven years the state will boast of more sport talents in the country given his administration’s decision to establish Sports Academy and equipped with facilities in the ten Federal Constituencies of the state.
He maintained that the initiative would make Akwa Ibom the hub of sustainable development of sports in the country and pledged a donation of five hundred thousand naira to first prize winners, three hundred thousand naira to second prize winners and two hundred thousand naira to the third prize winners in all the nine events of the competition.
Earlier the Assistant Inspector General Zone 6, Mr Adisa Baba Bolanta, represented by the Commissioner of Police , Ebonyi State command, Peace Ibekwe Abdallah, expressed appreciation to God for the successful hosting of the event to boost the morale of the officers and men of the command adding that the competition has enabled the participants to showcase their talents as well as enhance the virtue of teamwork among members of the Police Force.
The AIG thanked the State Government for the support which has sustain the competition and appealed to the leadership of the Akwa Ibom government to continue in the resolve to sustain the security of lives and property in the state and the zone.

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