The winners of the 18th and 19th IBB Ladies Amateur Golf Championships were all smiles on Wednesday when the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, announced a cash gift of N0.3 million and a promise of more motivation to be announced later.
Idris made the announcement when the Lady Captain of the IBB International Golf Club, Lami Ahmed, presented the 2017 champion, Inspector Rachel Danjuma and the 2016 champion of the same competition, Inspector Amina Wilfred, to the Police management team, at the meeting of Zonal Commanders and Command Commissioners of Police.
He said all Police officers who have excelled in one way or the other in any chosen field would be adequately rewarded without discrimination, therefore “the management has approved that the 2017 champion be given N200, 000 while the 2016 Champion would be given N100, 000. Other motivational incentives would definitely follow as soon as AIG in charge makes the recommendation.”
While others murmured that the duo deserved to be given accelerated promotion to the next rank, Idris maintained that in the past other Police Officers like the first Nigerian to clinch an Olympic gold medal, Chioma Ajunwa, had placed the Police on the glorious map of sports in the country and at the global stage, their feat had not gone unnoticed nor unappreciated.
“Therefore, it would be important to consider recruiting sportsmen and women in the next recruitment exercise. People with specific sporting skills would be given special consideration too in our next recruitment so that we can compete favorably with other security agencies wherever we meet at competitions.”
Earlier, Ahmed had disclosed that the two have become outstanding golfers in the federation, who have represented the country in many African countries and the world.
“They have devoted their spare time at improving their skills hence their achievements so far. We therefore seek that the two ladies be motivated in their endeavours and are assisted through future professional training to improve, which if combined with their commitment, would reach greater heights.”