Ogun Sports Commissioner Hosts SWAN, Promises Open-Door Policy
Ogun State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Dr. Oluwadare Kehinde has solicited the support of stakeholders especially sports journalists in reviving the sector in the state.
Dr. Kehinde made the call while receiving the executives of Ogun State Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, led by its Chairman, Alhaji Akeem Akintunde in Abeokuta.
The Youth and Sports Commissioner who noted that the task of developing the sports sector required the contributions of individuals, groups and associations promised to run an open-door policy towards ensuring positive turnaround in the sector.
He commended the SWAN executives and members for discharging their duties professionally and promised work with them for the development of the sector.
Earlier, the SWAN Chairman, Alhaji Akeem Akintunde had stressed the need for the government to resuscitate grassroots sports especially by organising a mini-festival that would engage youths in sporting activities and assist the state to discover new talents.
Alhaji Akintunde who described sports as an important sector to reduce youth restiveness said there was the need for the state athletes to commence early preparations for the National Sports Festival to ensure that state return to its leading place in the sector.