The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has held an Inter-Directorate Sports Competition for its personnel.
The week-long maiden event organised and coordinated by the Sports Unit of the Corps was concluded at the National Headquarters, Abuja.
A Statement issued by the Director of Public Relations, Olusola Odumosu indicates that a total of 54 medals were won with the participants 6 Directorates slugging it out in seven sporting events such as Football, Tug of war, Badminton, Table tennis, Chess, Scrabble and Dart.
While speaking at the event, the Commandant General (CG), Ahmed Audi, under whose approval the competition stood, spoke glowingly about the participants and officials for the ethical conducts befitting of true sports persons.
Represented by the Acting Deputy Commandant General (DCG) Technical Services, Saladin Adigun, the CG stated that the competition aims to bolster the confidence and physicality of the NSCDC personnel in the face of daunting security challenges
“This competition could not have come at a better time than now considering the enormous tasks we are saddled with by the government.
“I approved the competition because there is need to build a dynamic workforce that is united, virile and physically fit.
“I enjoin those that did not win medals to go back to the drawing boards, train well to perform better in the future.
“We are going to make the competition an annual event that may involve other formations of the Corps.
“I encourage all participants to sustain the tempo exhibited in the competition with a view to improving your performances on the job and in future tournaments,” the CG said.
Speaking, the Head of Sports Unit, Commandant Ogbadu Austin, lauded the Commandant General for his approval of the sporting event while also assuring of a more inclusive and enterprising tournament for all Officers and Men of the Corps going forward.
The medal table shows that the office of the Commandant General (CG’s office) took the first position with 6 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 bronze medals.
The Civil Defence Academy, Sauka, came second with 3 Gold, 1 Silver, while the Directorate of Administration took the third position with 2 Gold, 5 Silver, and 3 Bronze Medals in the tournament.
Others are Directorates of Operations and Critical National Assets and Infrastructure with 1 Gold medal respectively.
The Directorate of Operations won the football competition after defeating Critical National Assets Directorate 2 – 1 in the finals, while the CG Office came third in the football event.