Minister of Youths and Sports Dev. Mr. Sunday Dare
By Gabriel Kekong
Top shots in the country’s sporting sector including Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare, President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engr. Musa Nimrod; have both confirmed their availability at the planned 2020 symposium for Sports Journalists on November 26, 2020.
The event which is billed to be held at Moshood Abiola stadium, Abuja has the theme, “New Sports Policy: Emerging opportunities for the sporting media in a changing world”.
Others expected to deliver speeches during the symposium organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter are; former captain of Nigeria’s D’Tigers Olumide Oyedeji and Chairman of FCT Football Association Alhaji Mohammed Adam Mouktar among others.
In a statement by Secretary, SWAN FCT, Ikenna Okonkwo on Wednesday in Abuja, the Chairman of the association, Comrade Ndubueze Chidoka, said the brain storming seminar is part of activities marking this year’s SWAN week.
Comrade Chidoka, said though there won’t be elaborate activities due to effects of COVID-19, SWAN members will also participate in an Archery workshop expected to be anchored by Mohamed Abdullahi, President of Nigeria Archery Federation
According to him, “The seminar is basically for members to refresh their professional edge ahead of the National Sports Festival (NSF) scheduled between December 3 and 18, 2020.
“The year has been so choked due to long effects of COVID-19 lockdown earlier. Notwithstanding, we need to bring members together and chat a course towards putting what has happened behind us and continue contributing our quota towards nation building..
“I therefore call on members to make arrangements to attend this crucial seminar and workshop which will surely be an interesting one.”
Corereporters report that the week long events will climax November,28, 2020 with a walking and jogging exercise.