Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:58 pm
The Inspector-General of Police ( I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has rewarded five athletes that won gold medals at the just concluded World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles, USA, with automatic promotion
Idris who made the announcement at a reception for the Athletes on Wednesday in Abuja, said Silver and Bronze medalists would be rewarded with I-G’s commendation and appreciation respectively.
He said that the Force would give the athletes all the necessary support to further enhance their performance.
“We will try all we can to support you, it is a good achievement for the Force,” he said.
He commended the athletes for making the Force and Nigeria proud, adding that it was the first time this feat was achieved in the police.
Idris said that before now, he had recommended some of the athletes for special promotion that had been suspended by the Police Service Commission until further notice.
The Chairman, Force Sports Planning Committee, Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Sani Mohammed, commended the I-G for providing all the logistics support for the athletes.
He described the support as the first of its kind by any indigenous I-G in the history of the Nigerian Police.
Mohammed appealed to the I-G not to rest on his efforts at providing needed logistics that would make the athletes to maintain their current position and improve on it.
He said that the Force was full of potential athletes that would make the Police and Nigeria proud anywhere in the world.
The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that the Athletes who participated in Boxing, Judo, Wrestling, athletics, Swimming, won a total of five gold, three silver and five bronze medals.
The games that were held between Aug. 7 and Aug. 16, attracted approximately 10,000 athletes from 73 countries, slightly fewer than the summer Olympic Games.