With a purpose to revamp the dwindling sports activities sector in Ogun state, Sports activities Writers Affiliation of Nigeria (SWAN), Tuesday, introduced a blueprint on sports activities improvement to the Governor Dapo Abiodun.
The blueprint was introduced by the SWAN Chairman within the state, Hakeem Akintunde, throughout the ornament of the governor as Ogun SWAN Grand Patron.
Akintunde mentioned the presentation of sports activities blueprint was consistent with the Article 18, Part f (ii) of the SWAN Statues, with the purpose of overhauling the sports activities trade within the state.
Akintunde added that the ornament of Abiodun because the affiliation’s Grand Patron was additionally in appreciation of bringing the state to the world stage via his unquantifiable assist to World athletics champion, Oluwatobiloba Amusan.
He emphasised that Amusan’s exploits in Oregon, United States of America (USA) and the simply concluded Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham, United Kingdom wouldn’t have been attainable with out the governor’s tenacity and monetary funding within the Odogbolu-born athlete.
He added that the ornament of Governor Abiodun as Grand Patron was particularly designed to herald two years in workplace of the present government and in addition to current to the governor the affiliation’s blueprint on sports activities improvement to information him on his manifesto for second time period in workplace within the space of sports activities.
The SWAN Chairman recommended Governor Abiodun for approving the structure of Board members into the 36 Sports activities Associations within the state.
Akintunde, due to this fact, urged the state authorities to make sure completion of the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) soccer home on the MKO Abiola Worldwide Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta.
The Sports activities Writers equally introduced sports activities blueprint to the state authorities aimed toward overhauling the sports activities trade within the state.
Responding, Governor Dapo Abiodun recommended SWAN for contributing to the expansion and development of the state via goal reportage of sporting actions within the state.
Abiodun famous that sports activities writers had been important stakeholders who’ve continued to uphold the tenets and ethics of the occupation.
He assured that the state authorities was conscious of the need within the sports activities sector, including that his administration will make sure that concepts that can drive the sector will proceed to be applied.
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Authorities (SSG), Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, mentioned a collaboration with Ogun SWAN and different stakeholders was important, as it might in no small measure assist in galvanising and actualising the dream of each sports activities lover and fanatic within the Gateway state.
The governor mentioned plans had been underway to reposition sporting actions and sports activities administration within the state whereas assuring the SWAN of a sturdy assist and intervention in direction of enhancing sports activities journalism within the state.
The governor additionally promised that the blueprint submitted by SWAN, could be regarded into for vital evaluate and implementation, whereas noting that his administration would additional enhance on the latest rehabilitation works carried out on the M.Ok.O Abiola Stadium via a public-private partnership.