By Femi Atolagbe
The national president of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Mr. Honour Sirawo, has lamented what he described as “the poor treatment” of members of the Association at the ongoing National Sports Festival, Edo 2020.
Sirawo while addressing members at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, decried the inability of the organizers of the Games to provide basic amenities to members covering the event.
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.
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 the 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.