*Oyo House of Assembly and Team SWAN in novelty game
By Debo Adeoye, Ibadan
Honourable Adesina Michael Adeyemo, the Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly will on the 14th July become the Patron of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State chapter.
According to Oyo SWAN Chairman, Adeniyi Alebiosu, the investiture ceremony is part of activities marking the one year in office of the executives of the association.
He noted that the investiture ceremony which has been scheduled to hold at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex on Friday, 14th July, 2017 will also feature a novelty match between Team Oyo State House of Assembly and Team Oyo SWAN.
Alebiosu, further stated that the reason behind the choice of Adeyemo, a former basketball and football player who has represented Oyo State at various levels was borne out of the fact that he has contributed immensely to the development of sports in Oyo State and Nigeria as a whole.
“To the best of our knowledge, Honourable Adeyemo, has invested his time and financial resources in the development of sports in Oyo State and Nigeria as a country and that was why we believe he should be honoured and appreciated for his efforts by making him our Patron.
“He has been and still organising football competitions among youths from the 33 local government areas in Oyo State, of which has produced many new generation of star footballers that are making waves both at the local and international scenes. With a feat like this, he most qualifies to be so honoured by the highest body of sports watchdogs in the state as their patron so that he can do more especially for the benefit of the youths in the state.”
Oyo SWAN has two other previous patrons in Dr Gbade Ojo who is the current Chief of Staff to Oyo state governor and Chief Akin Alabi, the Chief Executive Officer of Nairabet.