Following the outstanding performance at the just concluded Oosom Games (One Man One Medal) the Nigeria Police have started serious plans to return to the glorious days in sports through the construction of an ultra-modern sport complex.
The Nigerian team topped the just concluded event with 213 medals; 108 gold, 68 silver and 37 bronze medalsÂ to emerge the overall best at the event that was attended by the military and paramilitary organisations in the country.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Abubakar, the ground breaking ceremony for the new complex would come up on the 21st of the month.
The Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim has already given his blessing for the complex and the President of the Nigeria Polo Federation, Francis Ogboro, who is playing a key role in the project said the complex would no doubt add value to the image of the police as an institution.
It is also believed that police recent exploits in various sports like the 2017 World Police Games in America where the Nigeria won five gold five silver and two bronze despite attending the games for the first time and one gold and five silver feat at the recently held Governor Wike National Wresting Championship in Port Harcourt no doubt projected the image of the institution to use sport as a means of projecting the body.
Nigeria Police force as over the years produced great sports men like Samuel Peters in boxing, lateÂ SundayÂ Bada in athletics, Yeiya Yellow, Olanrewaju Durodola and the recently promoted Assistant Commissioner of Police, Chioma Ajunma, who still holds the record as the only woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal for Nigeria till date.