OSOM GAMES :Police Team Dazzles , Clinches 65 Medals To Emerge Overall Winner

 

The Nigeria Police Force Team has emerged as the winner of the OSOM Games in Kaduna.
Apart from  emerging tops at the just ended One Service One Medal (OAOM) Games in Kaduna on Tuesday December 4, 2018, Officers and Men of the Nigerian Police Force added colour to the closing ceremony of the third edition of the games.
The Nigerian Police Team amassed a total of 41 gold, 14 silver, 10 bronze to become champions of the third OSOM Games.Following a distance second is the On Nigeria Prisons Services .
Nigerian Prisons Service emerged second with  8 gold, 20 silver, 14 bronze medals at its diposal .while the  Nigerian Fire Service hurled 5 gold, 14 silver, 18 bronze medals to emerge third.
The Police band added colour to the March past by providing colourful beats and beautiful display thereby extending its superiority at the games once more . The band thrilled the crowd with different tunes and calisthenics to the point where the crowd became frenzy and almost poured to the parade ground .
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, CP Abdurrahman who superintendented over  the tug of war and the March Past also watched a display from the Nigerian Police anti-riot squad.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Olusade Adesola could not hide his feelings when he desired  the One Service One Medal (OSOM) Games as an avenue to discover talents that will make the country proud.
“Your participation here is not in vain. It is not all about winning medals, but developing  of talents and bonding of friendship by military and para military agencies,” he added.
The Permanent Secretary who was  represented by Mr. Stanley Okebubu assured that the ministry will in line of its policy thrust, continue to develop grassroots sports.
In the invitational relay aimed at motivating athletes in secondary schools, Faith Academy Kaduna  finished first in the male category, second position was claimed by St. Michael Academy, while Bethel Baptist High School placed third.
The girls category saw Faith Academy Kaduna win gold, Our Lady of Fatima Girls Secondary School claimed silver, while Jupavi Schools finished third.
The event which started on November 30, featured seven sports and attracted 360 athletes and officials.
According to Authentic news, The OSOM Games was initiated as a result of Nigeria’s poor outing at the 2012 Olympic Games.
The first edition was held in Kaduna in 2014 with a total of 329 athletes.
Its objectives include identifying and developing high performance athletes for the country.
It is also aimed at developing friendly relationship among the officers and men of the military and para military agencies in the country.
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