SWAN Expresses Concern Over Abiodun's Refusal To Assent Sports Commission, Trust Fund Bills - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Friday, October 16, 2020

SWAN Expresses Concern Over Abiodun's Refusal To Assent Sports Commission, Trust Fund Bills



ABEOKUTA - The Ogun State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has expressed disappointment over the state of limbo the Ogun State Sports Commission Bill and the Sports Trust Bill have been since the State House of Assembly passed the bills, calling on Governor Abiodun to assent the bills. 


The sports writers stated this in a communiqué issued at the end of its emergency Congress held on Thursday at the MKO Abiola International stadium. 


The Congress commended the Federal Government for lifting the ban on contact sports in the country after months of suspension due to the outbreak of coronavirus.


The communiqué also implored the League clubs in Ogun State to hit the ground running immediately with preparations and ensure that COVID-19 tests are carried out for players and officials.


It urged stakeholders to ensure that all COVID-19 protocols are put in place in line with safety guidelines highlighted by the NCDC.


It appealed to Nigeria Football Federation to distribute the palliatives from the world Football Governing body, FIFA as soon as the body receives the money.


The Congress expressed concern about the state of limbo that the Ogun State Sports Commission Bill and the Sports Trust Fund Bill has been since the State House of Assembly passed the Bills, and urged the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to assent to the bills.


The congress advised the state ministry of youth and sports and the sports council to work hands in glove so as to ensure that the state athletes get the best of preparation ahead of the 2020 National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 which is still likely to go ahead this year.

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