President Goodluck Jonathan has promised more support for the development of the Nigeria Police Games, to enable it to discover more talents for international competitions.
Jonathan made the promise in Port Harcourt during the closing ceremony of the 10th Biennial Police Games.
The president said that the support was necessary to promote sportsmen and women in the police force and to also enhance the nation's sports development.
Represented by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, the president said that the importance of Nigeria Police to securing the nation could not be over-emphasised.
''The history of Nigeria will not be complete without the roles the police played to the development of the country,'' Jonathan said.
He said that Nigeria recorded a remarkable achievement from the police force, commending the legends that had been discovered through police games.
''To all the participants in the 10th biennial games in Port Harcourt, I urge you to consider your participation in the games as an honour to Nigeria,'' he said.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, said that the games had been a breeding ground for discovering of stars in the country.
''The best of Nigeria Police has been displayed in the games; I urge those that participated not to rest but to utilise their talents.
''The time demands that you must work hard for you to become a legend,'' Abubakar said.
The Rivers Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, congratulated the organisers of the games, and expressed optimism that the aim of the games had been achieved.
''We have seen unity among the police and the entire Nigerians; I hope they have learnt much about Rivers state,'' Amaechi said.
Represented by his Deputy, Mr Tele Ikuru, the governor said that unity, which was one of the objectives of the games, must have been achieved through interactions among the participants.