Nasarawa State Government wants a stronger synergy with the state’s chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) towards improving and promoting opportunities in the sports sector.
Commissioner of Youth and Sports Development, Othman Bala-Adam revealed this on Friday, during a courtesy visit to the ministry by members of the association.
According to him, the association plays a vital role in publicizing the work of the state government in the sports sector, which is why the synergy is key.
He added that proper information dissemination would develop sports in the state.
His words, “We have to partner with you so that you can help tell residents of the state what we are doing with regards to sports development; because without your input, nobody will ever know what efforts we make,”
“This is one of the reason we want a stronger synergy with your association; we need your platforms to drive our quest for the corporate organisations to see the need to channel their corporate social responsibility to the sports sector.
“It this effort is successful, the people, especially our teeming youths, will benefit because the support from the private sector will help us actualise our goals for the year.
“So, the synergy with SWAN is crucial to achieving this objective and other government activities, with regards to the sports sector.”
Isa Mohammed, SWAN Chairman had this to say recently, “We want to urge you to carry us along in all engagements so that we can play our part in developing the sports sector in the state and transmit news of the state to the outside world,”
“We know your antecedents as a sports stakeholder, even before you became commissioner, and we have confidence in your pedigree, to transform the fortunes of the sports sector for good.
“We are here to play our part; to be part of that success story.”