Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano and the Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu have launched the mascot for the 2020 Nigerian Police Games which will hold in the state from February 29 to March 7, 2020.
The event will feature various sporting activities and will hold at various sport centers within the state.
No fewer than 4,000 participants from the State Police Commands and other sister security agencies are expected at the event.
The Police Games had in the past produced officers that represented Nigeria at major international sporting competitions, especially the Olympics.
The Force Secretary and Chairman of the 2020 Police Games, AIG Alkali Usman, while speaking at the ceremony said this year’s event will be the best ever.
“This is part of our commitment to not only promote healthy living among men of the force but also to inculcate the habit of exercise among them as well as creating an avenue to unwind and meet their colleagues all over the country. We used to have a Police Machine football club and they were very strong in every sport they participated in. Anambra 2020 Police Games will help discover new sporting talents again,” he said.
Tony Olih, the Chairman, Anambra State Sports Development Commission, said the Police Games is focused on bringing sports closer to the grassroots and inspire talents in the state to excel.
“It is expected that the event will also help showcase the rich cultural heritage and hospitality of Anambra people to the world. Tourism sites like the Ogbunike cave, Ogbaukwu Cave and Waterfalls, Ziks Mausoleum, Omambala Bridge, Igbo-ukwu Museum among others are ready for site seeing. There is no doubt that these games will further help cement the existing relationship the State has with the Nigerian Police in sustaining the peace and security which Ndi Anambra enjoys,” Olih stated.