Ogun Assembly to Partner Sports Writers in Grassroots Sports Development
Ogun State House of Assembly has promised to initiate more legislations that will assist in the development of sports.
The Speaker, Mr Olakunle Oluomo gave the promise when he received the executive members of the state’s chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, led by its Chairman, Alhaji Hakeem Akintunde at his Oke Mosan office, Abeokuta.
Mr Oluomo, who recounted his childhood days in secondary school, said sports remained a viable instruments to create job opportunities and address youth restiveness.
He assured the sports writers of the Assembly’s support to organize a successful football competition.
Earlier, the SWAN Chairman, Alhaji Hakeem Akintunde had solicited the support of the state’s House of Assembly to host the maiden edition of Speaker’s Cup among the 20 local government areas of the state.
Alhaji Akintunde said the football competition once approved would be another success story of the 9th Assembly.
The SWAN chairman commended the efforts of the Assembly towards the passage of the Sports Trust Fund and Sports Commission, describing them as essential tool for development of sports in the state.