Why I Am Focus On Sports– Wike

RIVERS State Governor Nyesom Wike has said  he is focusing on sports because  they  play a  unifying and binding role  in the country. Wike  said this  on Wednesday in Port Harcourt when the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria revalidate the position of the governor as its sole patron. Wike  pledged that he would not relent…”
Tolani Faranpojo
April 5, 2018 4:04 pm

RIVERS State Governor Nyesom Wike has said  he is focusing on sports because  they  play a  unifying and binding role  in the country.

Wike  said this  on Wednesday in Port Harcourt when the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria revalidate the position of the governor as its sole patron.

Wike  pledged that he would not relent on the development of sports because it has  remained an instrument for the unity of the country.

He said,  “One thing that unites the country is sports. Anybody who believes in the unity of the country has no option but to support sports.”

Wike commended SWAN for promoting sports in Nigeria and urged the association to remain focused in sports development to the advantage of the country.

SWAN National President, Mr. Honour Sirawoo, said 19 out of the 22 members of the National Executive Committee voted in favour of the exercise (revalidating the position of the governor as SWAN’s sole patron).

Sirawoo said  SWAN had to embark on the revalidation of  their patrons, because many of them were  no longer functional.

He said, “Governor Wike is the only authentic SWAN patron. What he  has done for sports development is fantastic.

“This is a call for greater service to the association. We rely on our patrons to play our role in sports development.”

Former SWAN national presidents, Saidu Abubakar, Olu Amadasun and Steve Alabi, in their separate remarks, said Wike merited the honour by the National Executive Committee of the association.

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