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Akwa Ibom SWAN holds Special Worship Session

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……..as Governor Udom pledges partnership

Sports Writers in Akwa Ibom have been commended for putting God at the centre of their affairs.

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, gave the commendations at a Special Worship Session organized, Sunday, by Akwa Ibom State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN).

The session, which was organized under strict compliance with CAN-Stipulated guidelines against the spread of Covid-19, was held at The Apostolic Church Nigeria, Four Towns Assembly.

Represented by the Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Monday Uko, the Governor noted that SWAN in Akwa Ibom was bound to succeed because “no one fails after recognizing God in whatever they do”.

While congratulating the new State Executive Council of SWAN for their victory at the February-5 polls, Mr. Emmanuel charged them to be magnanimous in victory by operating an all-inclusive leadership regardless of the political interests of members.

The sports-loving Governor pounced on the opportunity to call for synergy between SWAN and Government in the promotion of sports in the state noting that his administration has achieved a lot in the area of sports

The Governor made a cash donation of the sum of One Million Naira to the Church to support their developmental plans and urged them to keep remembering Government in their prayers.

In his earlier remarks, the State Chairman of SWAN, Comrade Emmanuel Akpan thanked God for the successes his administration has recorded so far and expressed gratitude to the Governor for honouring SWAN by attending the event.

The event was attended by the Deputy Chief Whip of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Otuekong Nse Essien, the Commissioner for Environment and Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ekong Sampson, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports and Chairman of Akwa United Football Club, Elder Paul Bassey, DIG Udom Ekpoudom (retired), the State Chairman of ALGON, Mr. Frank Archibong who was represented by the Executive Chairman of Mkpat Enin, Mr. Ekanem Brown, Acting Chairman of Nsit Atai LGA, Hon. Idorenyin Inyang and the Executive Chairman of Onna, Mr. Imo Attat.

Others were, the State Council Chairman of NUJ, Comrade Amos Etuk, the South-South Vice President of SWAN, Prince Bonny Nyong, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mrs. Mary Bassey, the State Director of Sports, Coach Lawrence Iquaibom, the Secretary of Inter-Ministerial and Direct-Labour Coordinating Committee, Mr. Champion Albert, the Chairman of Dakkada Football Club, Coach Aniedi Dickson, the State Chairman of Super Eagles Supporters Club, Evangelist Fred Dan and an amalgam of Special Assistants and Personal Assistants to the Governor as well as sports publishers and broadcasters.

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