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Oyo SWAN To Install Ajimobi As Grand Patron


All is now set for the investiture of Governor Abiola Ajimobi as the grand patron of the Oyo State chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN.

A press statement signed by SWAN Chairman, Mr Niyi Alebiosu and Secretary Mr Adewale Tijani, disclosed that the investiture is coming up on Monday 3rd of September 2018 at the Governors’ Office, Secretariat,  Ibadan.

Explaining why Ajimobi was appointed, Alebiosu said he deserved the honour because of his innovation in sports and the administration’s unprecedented steps towards developing sustainable super structures for the development of sports in the state, in spite of financial obstacles limiting the capability of the state government.

Alebiosu recalled that the present administration in the state created a unique, conducive forum for football fans in the state to enjoy the thrills and frills of the 2019 World Cup held in Russia with the establishment of a large viewing centre, a first of its kind at the Lekan Salami stadium where fans watched all games of the mundial with pleasure.

“Governor Ajimobi, through the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Mr Yomi Oke, gave us the pleasure to watch all the World Cup games free of charge in a very conducive atmosphere befitting the VIPs”, he pointed out.

He also reminded sports fans and stakeholders that the same governor approved the renovationof Lekan Salami stadium for the people of the state to enjoy it better.

Alebiousu explained that investiture Ajimobi as Oyo SWAN Grand Patron is his association’s way of appreciating the profound contributions of the governor and to motivate him for greater supports.

“This is our own little way of appreciating and spurring on His Excellency to do more for sports in the state. We want Governor Ajimobi to return Oyo state to its former status of a sports friendly state”, Alebiosu stated

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