The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has commended one of the alumnus’ of its recently organised International Olympic Advance Sports Management course, Major Timipre Okou (Ph.D.) for putting into use immediately, knowledge just acquired at the Inter-Brigade Sports competition organised under his supervision.
Okou, who is acting Director Physical Training Division 1 of the Nigerian Army supervised the competition which was held between March 8 and 11, 2021. The competition had participants were drawn from 3 Brigade Kano, 31 Artillery Brigade Minna, and 1 Division Garrison who participated in a marathon, volleyball, squash, badminton, basketball, boxing, golf, handball, table tennis, taekwondo, tug of war, wrestling, kickboxing, judo, hockey, and tennis.
At the end of the competition, 1 Division Garrison came first while 3 Brigade and 31 Artillery Brigade came second and third respectively.
The 36th General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, Major General U.S. Mohammed declared the competition open while the 37th GOC 1 Division, Major General DH Ali-Keffi who was the Special Guest of Honour at the closing ceremony declared it closed. The Corps Commander Physical Training, Major General OW Ali ably represented by Brigadier General A.R Bello; Commanders of Formations/Units of 1 Division, Principal Staff Officers of the Division, Soldiers and their families among other sports lovers were present.
The Special Guest of Honour presented a special medal with a cash sum of N100,000 to a civilian Instructor at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and he also presented a silver medal to the Commander 3 Brigade, Brigadier General BA Alabi, who participated and came to the second position in the golf event. Major Longpoul, Commander Legal Services also won a gold medal.
The event was hitch-free with total compliance to Covid-19 protocols.