We will Collaborate With You For Sports Development, Enugu State Commissioner, Lloyd Assures SWAN

The Enugu state Commissioner for Sports, Lloyd Ekweremadu has assured the Sports Writers Association, SWAN, Enugu State Chapter, of total collaboration in making sports strive in the state.

He made this known on friday while receiving executives of the Chapter, in his office, affirming that, the administration of governor Peter Mba is poised towards reviving the sector.

Appreciating SWAN for their visit, the commissioner noted that, it will include the association in it’s programs, explaining that, the sports ministry will be purposeful and intentional in promoting sports in the state.

“You are not just telling me problems, but, we are discussing the solution, we will find a way to have a sports summit to fashion out an action plan that is implementable to move sports in the state forward”

“We are committed and willing to develope sports; You mention school sports; Our mandate is to bring back the Program, so we are working with the relevant stakeholders”

Lyod identified that, his entourage have been visiting various government sports facilities to ascertain their current position.

“The ministry will be purposeful and intentional, we are going round to visit sports facilities under the state, Ultimately, as a government, we will collaborate with private stakeholders to add to the GDP of the state”.

“This ministry is here for all sports and not for Rangers, I have said it in almost all forums, so it’s not about football”.

Speaking, the Chairman, Enugu State SWAN, Gideon Iwueke, said, the reason for the visit was to welcome the commissioner in his new office as well seek his collaboration for SWAN.

He reminded the commissioner that SWAN, remains a middle man between the ministry and the people, and is always available in every sports event were it sets agendas to the government and sports stakeholders, educate and Inform the people.

Gideon further called on the commissioner to come to the aid of the association in terms of mobilizing them for better productivity.

“Sports writers association is a national body, and every state needs an office to carry out it’s affairs, SWAN also need a bus to convey them to event for the state”

“While we need the ministry to involve us in all their tour, Enugu state games need to be covered, we need to report our own events and not rely on others to source for our own news”

“We are happy, you are a young man, we’ve been clamoring for a youthful commissioner, and now we have it. We’ve always wanted sports in the state to be diversified, not just rangers, because sports in the state should be majorly highlighted”. He added.

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