Danbazau Expresses Satisfaction Over ‘MIGA 2016’ Games
Minister of Interior, General Abdulrahman Danbazau (rtd) has expressed delight that the primary aim of conceiving the Ministry of Interior Games (MIGA) has been achieved.
Speaking at the closing ceremony at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium (ABS), Kaduna on Saturday night, he thanked God for a successful outing.
“When we mulled the idea of this Games, we did not it would eventually turn out to be this big. The main agenda which is to integrate all the five services in the ministry as well as the Ministry Staff itself has been successful,” he stressed.
The Minister emphasized that they chose sports because it is one of the best fora that is used as a unifying force.
He however, appealed to all staff of the ministry and the five services under them to ensure that the success recorded at the Games is reflected to their day-to-day working environment where they are expected to work as a team of ensuring internal security within Nigeria.
“We must work together in ensuring the security within the 4,500 kilometres stretch of our country’s borders. The brilliant spirit you have all exhibited through out this one week should be maintained,” he charged.
Danbazau further admonished them to all see themselves as winners having participated and completed the competition successfully.
He praised the Government and people of Kaduna State for being good hosts, while appealing for same cooperation when next they come knocking for hosting of another edition, expressing confidence that the second edition of MIGA which is billed for 2018 would even be bigger.
In his brief remarks, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung said that with the level of unity of purpose witnessed and the talents he saw on display, there is hope for Nigeria.
“There is big hope for this country. I appeal to all of us to work hard at ensuring the survval of the country. God bless Nigeria,” he prayed.
At the end of the Games, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) emerged overall champions.
They edged out close competitors, Nigeria Police Force (NPF) after garnering 13 gold, 17 silver and nine bronze medals.
NPF settled for the second position on the medals table with 11 gold, 20 silver and 18 bronze medals, while Nigerian Prisons Service trailed behind to finish third with four gold, seven silver and 17 bronze medals.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) placed fourth with one gold medal, eight silver and 20 silver.
On the fifth spot was the Nigerian Fire Service who won only one silver, while the Ministry of Interior were sixth with three bronze medals.