Akeredolu tasks SWAN on adequate coverage
By Adekola Afolabi
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has advised the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) to continue to give adequate coverage to athletes in the state.
The governor gave the advice yesterday in his office during a courtesy visit by executive members of SWAN, Ondo State chapter.
He explained that the athletes deserved all accolades for their outstanding performances at national and international events even with little support from the government.
Akeredolu expressed optimism that the revenue of the state when improve, it would in turn, increase the level of support for sportsmen.
“We appreciate everything SWAN is doing in sports for Ondo State. We are very proud of them.
“I want you to continue your support for the athletes. Give them enough publicity, project them well. We are ready to work with you at all times,” the governor emphasised.
Earlier, Ondo State Chairman of SWAN, Wahab Bankole, observed that the state sports had greatly improved since the inception of the Akeredolu-led administration.
According to him, reasonable number of state players are currently representing the national team at various capacities such as volleyball, hockey, wrestling, tennis, football, and others.
He applauded governor Akeredolu for his uncommon commitment to sports development in the state.
The association also invited the governor for an upcoming event slated for March 5 this year where an award of Life Patron would be conferred on him for his positive disposition towards sports in the state.