The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) team top the medal table at the ongoing maiden edition of ministry of interior games, showed supremacy over their counterparts from across the agencies in the ministry by clinching so far 56 Gold medals, 12 silvers and 9 Bronze; followed by Nigeria Police Force with 6 Gold Medal at Ministry of Interior game in Kaduna.
The five days event, which closes on Saturday 29th October 2016, is aimed at integrating the five agencies in the ministry through sports.
According to the Director of Sports of the NSCDC, Ayodele Titus disclosed that, the development is the beginning of good things to come, he boosted that more gold medals are still expected as sports activities end on Saturday.
He stated further that, “there is no doubt that NSCDC is a force to reckon with when it comes to sport in Nigeria. And I am also using this medium to say that we are not going to relent in our efforts to keep the flag flying base on the Commandant General Alhaji Abdulahi Gana Muhammadu ’s mission for the Corps and Nigeria as a whole.”
The Honourable Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, earlier in the week flagged off the maiden edition of ministry of interior games.
Considering the pivotal role of agencies under the ministry in ensuring safety and security.
At the event General Dambazau said, he is optimistic that the five days sport fiesta will impact the spirit of sportsmanship, discipline, team work, dedication, and result oriented attitude on the agencies.
In his remarks, the interior minister posited that the part to excellence must be sought as well as followed, as nation building and development requires men and women of valor and integrity who believe in themselves and are determined to give quality service.
The Honourable Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Barr. Solomon Dalung, who was at the event saluted the brilliant initiative of the Interior Minister, admonished participants on the need to take sporting activities seriously, considering it overall benefits for participants who distinguished themselves.