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SWAN FCT, Turf Arena Sign Partnership Deal.



The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria(SWAN), FCT chapter has secured a partnership deal with turf Arena, a foremost sporting center in Abuja.

This is one of the laudable steps taken by the Bunmi Haruna led executive of the association to reposition the body for greater productivity.

The partnership will see the two bodies forming a synergy that will help in promoting the center and their sporting activities in FCT while SWAN will on their part benefit by making use of the center for SWAN week and hopefully, for future engagements.

Speaking about the partnership deal the Chairman SWAN FCT,Bunmi Haruna said this a signpost of what is to come,and that more partnerships with the corporate world are on the way.

” We promised to give the association a new direction and we will not relent.

“Turf Arena, will surely get the milage for partnering with us and other future endeavors

“We thank all our sponsors for the recognition we have received from stakeholders and support from corporate world, these show we are in the right direction.”

He also commended the effort of Chris Onokpegu led SWANWEEK Committee for their drive while charging them not to rest on their oars but to go all out and give us the best SWANWEEK ever.

Meanwhile, Managing Director for Turf area sports center, Mohammed Kamal-Deen expressed happiness over the partnership saying it will be good for sports development in FCT.

‘I am really elated to partner with Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, FCT chapter, which is good for sports in FCT and Nigeria and also for our business,” he concluded.

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FG to Diversify Sports For More Youth Empowerment



The Federal Government has assured that it will explore all possible avenues for more youth participation in sports with a view to  empowering them to become self employed and self reliant so as to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.

The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare gave the assurance  on Friday in his Office in Abuja when he received the Executive Director of Hand – To – Hand Sports Federation of Moscow.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, the Minister stated that “this was in line with the present Administration’s policy thrust which is geared towards making the teeming Nigerian youth entrepreneurial, self-reliant and employable”.

According to him, “the Ministry will put up workable modalities that will make Nigeria not to only key into the Hand – To – Hand Mashal Sports but to also open up more doors for our youth involvement in the various fields of sports world wide”.

He therefore urged the youth in the country to keep themselves abreast with the various policies, programmes and initiatives of the present administration so as to take advantage of every available opportunity to better their lives.

Earlier, the Chief Executive Administrator, Hand – To – Hand Sports, Moscow, Mr. Sorgai Poroshin stated that he was in the Ministry to introduce the game to the country.

According to him, the Sports which had been in existence for the past sixteen years has a thirty- eight-country membership, including Ghana, hence the need for Nigeria to see the possibility of keying into it especially  as it is the giant of Africa. 

He noted that Nigeria’s acceptance of the game will further open a new horizon for the country’s youth to make their mark in the Committee of Sporting World.

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