SWAN Congratulates Oyo Sports Commissioner
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Oyo State chapter, has welcomed on board Mr. Seun Fakorede, the new Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Oyo State, describing his appointment as one or the best decisions of Governor Seyi Makinde.
In a congratulatory message signed by Chairman, SWAN, Oyo State chapter, Olaolu Fawole and made available to newsmen, the body of Sports Writers expressed optimism that the coming on-board of the twenty seven year old Commissioner and his undying love for the welfare of the youths, would bring to an end the numerous problems confronting sports development in the state.
His appointment is indeed a new dawn for the sports sector in Oyo State.
Oyo SWAN appealed to Mr. Fakorede to look into ways of making sure that the flame of sports in Oyo State is rekindled, in order to set Oyo State at the forefront of sports and youth development in Nigeria.
“While Governor Makinde made history by appointing the youngest Commissioner in Nigeria, Oyo SWAN enjoined the Honourable Commissioner to write his name in gold by injecting new ideas that would be emulated by other states” the statement adds.
The statement notes that there is urgent need to revive Governor’s Cup and Principal’s Cup Football competitions as well as Inter Local Governments Competitions, which had been platforms to discover talents in the state years back.
Also, many sports facilities, especially at the state owned Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, need urgent attention.
Oyo SWAN equally urged Mr. Fakorede to work round the clock to enable Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan and Crown FC of Ogbomoso to gain promotion to the elite league next season, and to give more attention to women football, as well as giving priority to continuous training of coaches to avail them with modern coaching techniques.
The statement adds that the National President of SWAN, Comrade Honour Sirawoo in a message sent through Oyo SWAN Chairman, Olaolu Fawole, wishes the new Sports Commissioner a successful tenure in office and enjoins SWAN members in Oyo State to give him adequate support.