After over a decade of the comatose state of school sports in Anambra State, the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Anambra State Chapter, has lauded Governor Chukwuma Soludo for bringing back school sports to the state.
Endorsing the forthcoming State School Sports Festival scheduled to hold between May 17 and June 24, the association, in a statement released on Sunday, promised to collaborate with the organizers to ensure success.
In a statement signed by the chairman of SWAN, Anthony Oji, and Secretary Chimezie Anaso, the Anambra chapter of SWAN commended the Gov. Chukwuma Soludo administration for bringing back school sports in the state after over 10 years.
SWAN shared their conviction that it is the best route to returning Anambra to its place of pride in Nigeria’s sports and expressed confidence that the festival will guarantee the sustainability of sports development in the state.
SWAN endorsed the festival code-named “First Solution School Sports Festival” and promised to collaborate with the organizers, the Anambra State Sports Development Commission, for optimal success.
SWAN equally hailed the organizers, the Anambra Sports Commission, Ministries of Education, and Local Government Affairs, for their collaborative effort in organizing the festival.
They also called on the Governor to continue to support the sector with adequate funding, construct more sporting facilities across the state, and upgrade existing ones so that the teeming young athletes can have an available and accessible sporting environment to develop their talents.