Zamfara govt pledges to develop sporting activities, courts SWAN

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Zamfara State Executive Secretary, Directorate of Sports, Isiayaka James has assured that the present administration of Governor Dauda Lawal has put in place formidable strategies to develop sporting activities.

The Executive Secretary disclosed this while receiving members of the Zamfara State chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, who paid him a courtesy call in Gusau, the State capital.

Ishiaku noted that sporting activities remained one of the top priorities of the present administration, adding that it was ever ready to support any group in the development of sporting activities at all levels.

“We will ensure that sporting activities thrive as adequate attention will be given to the sector.

“With me at the helm of affairs in this organization, we shall reshape sporting activities in Zamfara State and change the narrative.

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“I have promised to give sports writers in Zamfara the maximum support they require to come to limelight,” he said.

In their separate speeches, the Director of sports, Nasiru Bakura and the Director planning in the directorate, Shehu Aliyu Zurmi commended the State SWAN.

The duo also assured the SWAN of a robust and harmonious working relationship, appealing to them to be fair in their reportage.

Speaking earlier, the State chairman of SWAN, Rabiu Dabbakal and his vice, Theophilus Darofai, congratulated Isiayaka James on his well deserved appointment as the Executive Secretary, Zamfara State Directorate of sports.

They appealed to the leadership of the Directorate to always carry SWAN along in its sporting activities within and outside the state.

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