SPORTS: AVENUE FOR UNITY IN NIGERIA - DAMBAZAU
Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) inaugurating the Organizing Committee of Ministry of Interior Games
The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), has described sports as a unifying factor in Nigeria that embodies the country’s motto of unity, faith, peace and progress.
He spoke when he inaugurated the 19-member Organizing Committee of Ministry of Interior Games.
The Minister charged the members of the committee with the responsibility of organizing a biennial sports event for the Ministry and its agencies, the first of which would take place in October this year.
While trusting the ability of the Committee to perform the task before it, he assured them of the support of the management and staff of the Ministry.
Earlier, in an opening remark, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr Bassey Okon Akpanyung, tasked the Committee to live up to expectations.
He urged the committee to map out strategies for this year’s Interior Games and to see to the full participation of all the agencies under the Ministry.
In a vote of thanks, the Chairman of the Committee, who is also the Director, Human Resource Management, Mr Patrick Elaigwu, pledged that the Committee would work assiduously to accomplish its assignment.
The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), is the Grand Patron/Icon of Sports of the Federation of Public Service Games (FEPGA), and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr Bassey Okon Akpanyung, is the Patron of the Sports Club of the Ministry of Interior.
Membership of the Committee cuts across the Five Services under the Ministry: Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Nigeria Prison Service (NPS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and Federal Fire Service.
Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Bassey Okon Akpanyung, and a cross-section of members of the Organizing Committee of Ministry of Interior Games