The Chairman, Games’ Central Planning Committee (CPC), Jame Caulcrick said over 3,000 police athletes from the 36 states of the federation are expected to arrive Abuja for the 11th biennial Police Games, scheduled to begin on Saturday.
Caulcrick who said this while briefing the newsmen added that the Games would hold at the National Stadium and Eagle Square.
He said athletes were expected to arrive in Abuja on Thursday as activities include parade by state commands would begin.
Caulcrick also said the Police Games would be used to usher in activities of the 2016 Police Week, beginning from March 21 and ending on April 1.
He recalled that the maiden Police Games, then known as Nigeria Police Sports Athletics Championship, was organised in 1946 at Obalende Police Sports Ground in Lagos.
An Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police, Caulcrick said the Games would reawaken the consciousness of the Police which prides itself as a breeding ground for great sportsmen and women.
The Games official added that team and individual events would be officiated by national and international officials.
It will be recalled that the Nigerian Police on 14th October, 2015 announced the immediate promotion of seven of its officers who won medals with Team Nigeria at the 11th All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo
The promoted officers include, Inspector Solomon Aliyu, Inspector Ekufu Loveth Parts, Sergeant Abraham Oyemelusi, Corporal Atolagbe Tosin, Corporal Omorogbe Omoowa, Corporal Sheldon Mamdum and Police Constable Olorewaju Durodola.