The Emir of Bade, Alhaji Abubakar Suleiman II, says he will continue to support sports development in Nigeria until his last breath; just as he assured members of SWAN of his commitment to the Association.
These positions according to him stemmed from the fact that sports remain a unifying factor across the world; and need the support of sports journalists to effectively manifest its potentials. Suleiman, who is also the Deputy Chairman of Yobe Council of Chiefs, stated this while hosting President of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Honour Sirawoo who Monarch pledges timeless support for sport the Emir of Bade, Alhaji Abubakar Suleiman II , says he will continue to led a delegation of members of the Association on a courtesy visit to his Palace in Gashua, Yobe State.
The monarch underlined the role of SWAN in the development of sports emphasizing that: “you are the people that showcase to the world whatever is happening in the sporting world; your role in sports development is therefore very crucial and cannot be wished away.” While calling on the SWAN President to carry everyone along, the veteran badminton, tennis and football player whose fraternity with SWAN dates over a decade stressed the need for members to work as a team for the Association to forge ahead.
Earlier, Sirawoo described the Emir as one of the most influential voices in Nigeria, saying coming to the monarch’s palace was part of his agenda to strengthen state chapters by creating a stronger relationship between sports Administrators and SWAN. Sirawoo who further disclosed that he was in the Palace to thank the Emir for his numerous interventions to strengthen SWAN, said the Association was proud to identify with him due to his humility, love, and passion for sports despite his royal duties.
Source: The Nation