Kwara State Police Command has pledged maximum security, before, during and after the forthcoming 1st Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Tertiary Institutions soccer competition holding in Ilorin next month.
The competition has been scheduled to hold between August 20th to 27th.
Matches will be played at the University of Ilorin Mini-Stadium and Kwara Football Academy pitches.
While receiving the Main Organising Committee (MOC), led by its Chairman, Pharmacist Kale Ayo in his office today, the Commissioner of Police, Lawan Ado said that security is central to the success of the inter-collegiate competition.
He said that all hands must be on deck to provide reasonable man-power, to ensure success of the competition, even as he commended JAMB for supporting the initiative.
Pharmacist Kale Ayo, who is the Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development had earlier sought for the support of the command, before, during and after the competition.
16 higher institutions from all parts of the country have qualified to participate in the competition.
Other members of the MOC that were part of the visit are the General Manager of Radio Kwara, Alhaji Abdullateef Adebowale Adedeji, Alhaji Tunde Akanbi, Pharmacist Lanre Alege and Jimoh Bashir.
Meanwhile, the 16 schools were drawn into four groups of four teams each. In Group A are: University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin and Kaduna Polytechnic.
Group B has Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, Delta State University, Abraka, 4th NICEGA qualifier and College of Education, Oro. Federal Polytechnic, Offa leads three others in Group C, who include Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, College of Education, Minna and University of Ilorin, the host of the competition. In the last group, Group D are Umar Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi and Kwara State University (KWASU).