The General Manager of Kwara State Printing and Publishing Corporation, publishers of The Herald Newspapers, Mr Yomi Adeboye, and the General Manager of Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Kwara, Mallam Kayode Aremu have pledged total support to the staging of the 5th edition of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Media Games 2021, which has been scheduled to hold between October 6th to 9th, in Ilorin.
While receiving the Main Organising Committee (MOC) in his office yesterday, Mr Adeboye said that the Games is an important platform to unwind after a stressful work in the office, adding that he will wholeheartedly support all efforts at having the multi-sports event staged successfully.
“The Herald Newspapers will encourage participation, and support the idea, which I will describe as a good idea’, he said.
He added that his management has prioritised welfare of the work force, even as he pointed out that supporting the staffers of The Herald to participate will be an extension of that welfare system.
“We are working seriously hard to put The Herald on sound footing, and this will also include training and re-training of the work force, as efforts are on to have a training school where reporters will be trained by the best hands in journalism in Nigeria’, he concluded.
The General Manager of Radio Kwara, Mallam Aremu commended SWAN for introducing the Games, which he said, will further strengthen the relationship among journalists and media workers in the state.
He pledged the readiness of Radio Kwara in participating in all the events, even as he also promised to personally take part.
Mallam Aremu equally pledged total support of his Corporation to the success of the Games.
Earlier, the Chairman of the 2021 SWAN Media Games Committee, Mallam Bola Mogaji said that the Games will hold between October 6th and 9th, at the Kwara State Stadium Complex, Ilorin.
The Chairman of the Kwara State Sports Commission, who was represented by the SWAN Chairman, Jimoh Bashir listed the events to be competed for to include football, scrabble, chess, dart, table tennis, draft, badminton, walk race, volleyball, tennis and ayo.