*Sports Commissioner, other stakeholders expected
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Oyo State chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, (SWAN) under the leadership of Comrade Niyi Alebiosu will this Friday hold a two-in one event to mark its Day.
According to a statement by the association, the 2020 Oyo SWAN Day will feature a lecture and a football match, with the lecture holding at the Dapo Aderogba Hall at the NUJ Press Centre Iyaganku, Ibadan .
The statement stressed that the lecture entitled “Tourism and Sports: The Needed Synergy” is to be delivered by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Absolute Success Travels (Ufitfly), Evangelist Ajibola Ogunkeyede.
The one day programme is expected to be graced by the Oyo state Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Asiwaju Seun Fakorede, the Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor on Cultures and Tourism Honourable Akeem Ige, Chairman of the Oyo State Sports Council Honourable Gbenga Adewusi Arole and the CEO Kayrom Lee Gym and Fitness Centre Ambassador Romoke Ayinde.
Also expected at the 2020 Oyo SWAN Day are the royal father of the Day, Oba Olatunde Oginni while the Chief Host will be the Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists Oyo State Chapter Comrade Ademola Babalola.
Other programmes lined up for 2020 Oyo SWAN Day will be a friendly football match between the Oyo SWAN football team and their Ogun state counterparts which will hold at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium Ibadan.
The display of soccer artistry by the Pacesetter SWAN and their Gateway counterparts will be watched by sports journalists and dignitaries including a Royal Father also doubles as the State Chairman of Oyo State Football Association Oba James Odeniran and the Chairman State Athletics Association Dr Isaac Friday Ogada with a former Chairman of Oyo SWAN Mr Femi Okenla also in attendance.
Also expected at the colourful football match are the General Manager of the Oyo State Sports Council, Mr Gboyega Makinde, ex internationals and other ‘Who is Who’ is Sports Fraternity.
The friendly football match is kicking off at 4pm.