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Police Taekwondo Championships start July 28 – NIPOTA

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Police Taekwondo Championships start July 28 – NIPOTA

By Damilola Fadugba

The 9th IGP Senior, Junior and Cadet Taekwondo Championships will be held in Lagos from July 28-30 this year, said Stella Ebikefe, president of the Nigeria Taekwondo Police Association (NIPOTA).

Ebikefe, a Chief Police Commissioner (CSP), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the event will be held at Badminton Hall, Police College, Ikeja.

He said the annual event, which could not take place in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, created a conducive environment for both police and society to come together as one. and in a good mood.

“In fact, the 9th edition of our annual IGP championship was supposed to be held last year, but we are all aware of the nation’s situation last year, speaking of a pandemic.

“So we had to reschedule it for this year, because the participants are always looking forward to it because it is a competition which proves the friendship between the police and the society,” she said.

She noted that besides the competitiveness of the event, the championship was also an art of self-defense for the athletes.

The president of NIPOTA, also a taekwondo athlete, said the championships forum was used to encourage recreation, improve health, fitness and inspiration.

“The awards, certificates and medals won and received by the winners will inspire them to put in more effort which will lead them to stardom on the beat,” she added.

Ebikefe explained that the championships, which also served as a platform for talent discovery, would lend credibility to the host state and dispel any false impressions about its relationship with the Nigerian police.

NAN reports that the 8th annual IGP Championships, held in July 2019 in Port Harcourt, registered 250 athletes from police and women, clubs, foreign and home taekwondoists. (NAA)

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