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NCoS ORGANIZE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT FOR INMATES IN PORT HARCOURT –

NCoS ORGANIZE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT FOR INMATES IN PORT HARCOURT –

About 158 inmates participated in the just concluded maiden edition of the football tournament, which was organised by the Rivers State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) for inmates.


The tournament, which started on Tuesday August 23rd, ended on Friday September 23rd, 2022, with Shinning Star Team clinging to the cup as the winners.


The Controller of Corrections Rivers State Command, Felix Lawrence, presented the "Controller's cup" to the winners amidst celebrations.


The dignitaries that graced the event were the Special Adviser to the Executive Governor on School Sports, Barr. Aribitonte Okirie; the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths Development and Empowerment, was represented by the Director of Education and Sports, Mr. Samuel Miebaka. 

Others are the Director, National Open University of Nigeria, Dr Chukwuka Nancy, and the Commissioner of Sports, Hon. Chris Green, who was ably represented by his Special Assistant, Mr. Sammy Iwejia, who also took the liberty of running the commentary during the match.


The tournament was organised in accordance with the provisions of Section 14, subsections 1 to 6 of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act 2019.

“This section of the Act focused on reformation, rehabilitation, and reintegration of inmates back into society, as participating players were drawn from different hostels and blocks of the custodial centre, who were happy to be part of the reformation process."


The highlights of the event were the presentation of awards to the best player and best behaved team and the handling of the trophy to the winners.


The female edition of the tournament is also on the cards.


DSC J Ofoni

Public Relations Officer, 

Rivers State Command