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Nasarawa SWAN wants the revival of school sports



Nasarawa SWAN wants the revival of school sports

By Olukayode Babalola

The Nasarawa Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) called for the revival of school sports competition in the state.

This is contained in a statement written by its members, Eche Amos, Smah George and Esther Akaa, at the end of the association’s monthly congress, which was held in Lafia on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the SWAN congress called for the revival of school sports throughout the state for the discovery of talent and to improve the academic performance of students.

Congress congratulated the Nasarawa team for their outstanding performance at the recent National Sports Festival Edo 2020 (NSF), where they won 22 medals.

Congress also commended Nasarawa Governor Abdullahi Sule for his unwavering support for sport and youth development, urging him to keep up the pace.

“We also welcome the various sports initiatives of the Nasarawa State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, led by the Commissioner, Othman Bala-Adam, to bring athletes to the national and international podium”, did he declare.

Congress then condemned the attack on one of the Nasarawa team buses in the village of Akeleku, near Lafia, while returning from the NSF in Edo.

“We take this opportunity to salute the bravery of the escort personnel and driver of the Nigeria Civil Defense and Security Corps for saving the lives of the contingents,” the statement read.

Congress, however, called on the state government to increase security checkpoints on the Lafia-Makurdi highway in order to curb cases of incessant theft along the route.

To usher in a new leadership for the association, Congress established a three-man committee to lead the state chapter election over the next two weeks. (NOPE)


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