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Awka agog as Osinbajo flags off 12th Police Games today

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Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Photo: TWITTER/PROFOSINBAJO

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is expected to flag off the 12th edition of the Police Games today in Awka, Anambra State.

The games will feature athletes from all the zones competing for honours in 31 events.

Deputy Commissioner of Police and Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said yesterday that arrangements had been made to ensure a hitch-free opening ceremony, which will also be attended by other top government officials.

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Mba added that there were plans to use the games not only to prepare the police athletes for the forthcoming National Sports Festival in Benin, but also to begin the process of bringing out athletes that would take over from great police ambassadors like Chioma Ajunwa, late Sunday Bada, and Samuel Peter.

“We want to take our rightful place in the sports scene. Our athletes have been in camp in the past two months and so we expect the very best at the games,” Mba noted.

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A total of 12 zones will be competing at the games with all zones having three states each except zones 2 and 6. Zone 2 comprises only Lagos and Ogun, while Zone 6 (Calabar) comprises four states.

The Rojenny Sports Centre and the NYSC Camp are some of the venues to be used for the competition.

Only on Wednesday, Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, pledged his full support to the Nigeria Police towards the realization of the objectives inherent in organizing the biennial games.

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