The Bauchi State chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has called on Governor Bala Mohammed to appoint competent and capable persons to manage the affairs of the sports sector in the state.
The state chairman of the association, Mahmud Yakubu, gave the advice in a press statement made available to newsmen in Bauchi.He said this was necessary, considering the state’s dismal performance in almost all the sporting activities it took part in within the last four years in spite of the huge investment by the government in sports.
Yakubu said as stakeholders in sports, sports writers have been monitoring the performances of all the appointees in the state’s sports sector based on the outcome of events they handled. He said sports as a sector has the potential of providing employment opportunities to teeming youths in the state.
“Appointing technocrats to manage the sector will help the government expand and actualize its economic empowerment programme and equally return Bauchi State to its position of eminence in sports,” the statement read in parts.