The challenge of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria(SWAN), Akwa Ibom State Chapter over owning a secretariat will soon be a thing of the past.
The Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Monday Uko made the promise at an interactive session with the association officials in Uyo on Wednesday.
“I want to assure you that I will try, before I leave office to ensure that you have a secretariat.”
Uko has been a friend of the association supporting its many programmes as evident in his ever-present during their thanksgiving service organized last month.
In what was the first of its kind, the commissioner discussed extensively with SWAN while seeking collaboration for the improvement of grassroots sports development in the state.
The promise of the secretariat generated applause from members of the association led by its chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Akpan.
In a swift reaction to the Commissioner’s gesture, SWAN Akwa Ibom Chairman appreciated His Excellency Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel through the commissioner for his unending supports and he also promised that the association will continue to supports the state’s programs in all capacity.
Uko also promised to attend SWAN’s next congress in the state.