We Will Use Our Sports Capabilities To Enhance Nigeria’s Peace, Unity, Stability, And Development, Declares IGP Egbetokun

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

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun while joining the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, who represented the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, 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, reassured that the Nigeria Police Force will leverage on its sporting capabilities to improve on peace, unity, stability, and development of Nigeria.

In a statement on Sunday, 25th February 2024 signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that the IGP noted that the Nigeria Police Sports have been instrumental in 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 is ‘Competing for Peace, Unity, Stability, and Development of Nigeria’, the IGP stressed that the 14th Biennial Police Games symbolizes 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 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 while appreciating the Governor and good people of Oyo State for their support in hosting the event, 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.