The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Ogun state chapter has urged Governor Dapo Abiodun to invest massively in grassroots Sports development.
SWAN In a congratulatory message jointly signed by the Chairman, Alhaji Hakeem Akintunde and the Secretary, Sanusi Lateef, obtained by NAIRASPORTS advised the governor to come up with viable and sustainable policies that will tap into the budding talents and sporting potentials of residents to reposition Ogun State as the sports capital of Nigeria.
SWAN stressed further that Dapo should upgrade the sporting facilities in the state.
“We know occupying such exalted office comes with its attendant demands and challenges, as well as expectations, part of such is in the Sporting sector. Thus, as a professional association in the Sporting sector, we urge you to invest massively in Sport development, particularly at the grassroot level.
“There are many budding Sporting talents in Ogun State and as such we urge you to come up with viable and sustainable policies that will tap into this budding talents and Sporting potentials of the State to reposition Ogun State as the Sports capital of Nigeria.
“A state with great Sporting icons such as the “the mathematical” Segun Odegbami, late Mudasiru Lawal, Olympian Falilat Ogunkoya, the current number 1 Badminton player in Africa, Adesokan Dorcas, needs that Midas touch from you to become the leading light in African Sports.
“We are also using this medium to implore you to upgrade the Sporting facilities in Ogun State.”