Ogun Govt Seeks SWAN's Partnership In Sports Development - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, December 9, 2021

Ogun Govt Seeks SWAN's Partnership In Sports Development


The Ogun State Government has solicited for the partnership of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria SWAN, to compliment its  effort at developing sports at the grassroots in the state

The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Waheed Odusile who made the call in Abeokuta while declaring open the 2021 week of the state chapter of SWAN 

He stressed the need for sports writers to embark on more developmental programmes that would assist the state in raising strong sportsmen and women from the untapped abundant resources across the state.

Alhaji Odusile who doubled as  the Chairman of the occasion, acknowledged the importance of sports towards building a virile society, stressing that the business of sports development should not be shouldered on government alone but a collective responsibility.

Alhaji Odusile encouraged the leadership of the association in the state to give priority to the capacity building of members apart from organizing competitions.

He equally reaffirmed the state government's determination to use sports as instrument to promote, empower and take youths away from criminal acts in an efforts to put them on the right track.

In a lecture entitled " Quality Legislation Towards a Sustainable Sports Policy in Nigeria" the Speaker, Ogun state House of Assembly, Prince Olakunle Oluomo said implementation of the existing laws remained a challenge to achieve the desired results.

Prince Oluomo who was represented by Mr. Kola Ishola reaffirmed the commitment of the 9th assembly to quality legislation that would enhance sports development in the state.

Earlier, the Chairman, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter, Alhaji Hakeem Akintunde had noted that appropriate legislation would enable the younger generation to participate in sports without fear.

Alhaji Akintunde gave the assurance that the association would not relent in its efforts to ensure the development of sports in the state through regular interaction with stakeholders in the sector.

The week continues this Thursday with indoor game featuring Ludo, Whot, Scrabble, Playstation 3  and Draught among SWAN  at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto in Abeokuta by 4:00pm while Gala/Award Night holds on Friday at the hall of Academic Staff Union of Secondary School ASUSS at Leme area of Abeokuta by 7:00pm in the evening

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