SWAN to organise para-military games in Ekiti

SWAN to organise para-military games in Ekiti

By Idowu Gabriel, Ado-Ekiti.

 

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Ekiti State chapter, is set to resuscitate the Paramilitary Games in the state, especially with support from the Commissioner of Police in Ekiti, Mr Morenikeji Adesina.

 

Adesina assured SWAN of support for the proposed games on Monday when he received the delegation of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), led by its Chairman, Mr Ayodeji Ogunsakin, in his office in Ado-Ekiti.

 

The police commissioner described sports as not just a unifying factor, but also an avenue to strengthen synergy as well as a stronger working relationship among officers of the various paramilitary organisations.

 

Adesina, who pledged support for the proposed Ekiti Paramilitary Games, urged the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force to be good ambassadors before and during the games.

 

Earlier, Ogunsakin informed the police commissioner that the plan to organise the Paramilitary Games was in line with what was obtainable in some other states where SWAN had organised similar events.

 

Ogunsakin, who is the immediate-past Chairman of SWAN in Ekiti, said that the benefits of sports among all classes of people, including military men and women, could not be over-emphasised.

 

He said that tourney, which would feature at least five games organised by SWAN Ekiti, in collaboration with the Ekiti State Sports Council, would take place between Jan. 26 and Jan. 28, 2023, at Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado-Ekiti.

 

He urged the police chief to convince the heads of other paramilitary organisations to key into the games.

 

He also disclosed plans to visit the heads of other paramilitary organisations in due course, as registration by participating organisations would begin on Jan. 3, 2023.

 

Representatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nigeria Immigration Service, Peace Corps of Nigeria and the Ekiti Chairman of SWAN, Alhaji Qozeem Oladapo, among others, attended the meeting with the police commissioner.

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