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Weightlifting president urges arm-forces ,paramilitary bodies to emulate police in organizing sports activities



Ibrahim Aladi, the president of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), on Wednesday in Abuja has urged other Arm -forces and Paramilitary bodies to emulate police in organizing sports activities.

The president told the News Agency of Nigeria other Arm-forces and Paramilitary need to embrace this initiative and also plan on how they can organize competition like this.

“We urge them Nigeria Immigration, Nigeria Police, the military, Federal Road Safety Corps among others to key into this type of competition in weightlifting or any sports of their choice.

“We will meet with them and to see on how we can collaborate for the success of the entire country,” he said .

The president commended Inspector General of Police (IGP) for organizing the the maiden edition of IGP National Open Weightlifting Championship.

He said about 150 weightlifter’s are participating in the first edition of the championship.

“It’s a very successful initiative, It is majorly organised by the police

“We had the technicality and we brought our technical people, the referees so that we can give the game the needed allocation that it requires to have a perfect tournament.

“We want to see how we can synchronised it with our calendar and hopefully organising as a yearly competition,” he said

He added that constant sports activities can help to reduce the problem of insecurities in county.

“Sports is a vital segment of the society, constant competitions will make youth busy and there won’t be time to commit crimes and reduce the level of insecurities in the country,” he said.

NAN reports that Nigeria Police Weightlifting Association in collaboration with NWF organise the maiden edition of IGP National Open Weightlifting Championship.

The championship which is tagged ‘Abuja 2021’ started on Nov. 8 at the package B of Moshood Abiola National Stadium is expected to end on Nov. 12.

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Sports Minister Joins Gov Oborevwori To Declare 7th National Youth Games Open



The Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh is to join the Executive Governor, Delta State, Sheriff Oborevwori to flag off the 7th edition of the National Youth Games scheduled to officially commence today, Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, the Delta State Capital.

The duo is expected to be joined by members of the National Assembly and other top government officials from Delta State.

The opening ceremony has commenced at the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

The event is expected to feature not less than 5,742 athletes from across the 36 States of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, who will jostle for honours in 35 sports.

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