Navy, FRSC, Vigilante,Fire Service Declare Support For Ogun SWAN Security Cup - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Navy, FRSC, Vigilante,Fire Service Declare Support For Ogun SWAN Security Cup

The Nigerian Navy, Federal Road Safey Corps FRSC, Ogun State Fire Service and Vigilante Group of Nigeria have declared their support for  the proposed maiden edition of SWAN/Security Football Tournament

They described the initiative by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria SWAN to organized such Competition  as a welcome development towards strengthening existing relationship among security operatives in the state.

The Commandant, Nigerian Navy Secondary school, Onikoko, Abeokuta, Commander Jacinta Asetubobe said the initiative would  change the negative impression of the public towards the NigrrNavy Secondary school.

Commander Asetubobe who was represented by the acting deputy commandant, Lt. Commander Iyitayo Ayetiga Ebenezer also indicated their participation in the tournament.

"On behalf of the commandant we appreciate your coming. Nigerian Navy when it comes to issue of sports, that's an area we are not left out, even to the headquarters level, sporting activities is what keep us fit.

"We have to maintain the fitness, I want to believe that without regular participation of sports, it will be difficult to maintain that fitness.

"To me, I want to say, it's a very good development, it will go along way, to project our image, it is an idea to contribute the image of Nigerian Navy."

Also, the National Coordinator of the harmonized Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN), Mr. Shola Shodiyan described sports as essential tool to promote peaceful co-existence in the society.

Mr. Shodiyan who commended SWAN executives for the desire and professionalism in promoting sports at the grassroots level said the VGN would participate actively in the forthcoming SWAN/ Security football competition in the state.

In his separate remark, the Director, Ogun state Fire Service, Engr. Fatai Adefala restated the determination of the service towards the success of the competition.

Adefala maintained that, there is need for regular exercise to ensure fitness of all security operatives in the state.

The State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Commander, Ahmed Umar lauded the initiative, saying it is a welcome development.

Earlier, the SWAN Chairman, Alhaji Hakeem Akintunde explained that the proposed tournament was borne of the association's passion and desire to cement existing relationships among security agencies in the state.

Akintunde noted that, the competition would ensure healthy rivalry among the security operatives and improve the physical and mental wellbeing of security operatives in the state.

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