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SWAN Decries Treatment of Members at National Sports Festival

The National President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Mr Honour Sirawo, has lamented the poor treatment of members of the Association at the ongoing National Sports Festival, Edo 2020.

Mr. Sirawo while addressing members at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium this afternoon decried the inability of the organizers of the Games to provide basic media amenities and the bare minimums pertaining to the media coverage of the event to members of SWAN.

He attributed part of the struggles and inadequacies of the organizers to the inability of the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports to financially support the government of Edo State which had exhausted its budget for the Festival after the competition suffered a couple of postponements before it eventually commenced on April 2, 2021.

Mr. Sirawo, who is also the Permanent Secretary of the Rivers State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, however called on members to remain calm and continue with their professional coverage of the Games while he continued to interface with the Games’ organizers with a view to improving the working conditions of members at the event. 

The sports festival ends on the fourteenth of this month.

Olaolu Fawole

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