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SWAN WEEK: Vision FM, NTA Target Gold as Dare, Sanusi To Receive Swan Top Awards

SWAN WEEK: Vision FM, NTA Target Gold as Dare, Sanusi To Receive Swan Top Awards

By: Ojay Matthew

Ministers of Youth and Sports, Chief Sunday Dare and his Federal Capital Territory Administration state counterpart Dr Ramatu Tijjani top the list of awardees for FCT SWAN WEEK 2021.

FCT SWAN chairman Bunmi Haruna disclosed this at a media conference heralding the SWAN week billed to hold from December 6 -9 in Abuja

Also slated to receive award are NFF general secretary, Dr Muhammad Sanusi, former NFF president Alhaji Sani Lulu and the Medical Director Alliance Hospital, Abuja, Dr. Otabor amongst others..

"We hope to recognize the contributions of individuals that have distinguished themselves in sports development in the territory as well as honoring members who excelled in the discharge of their duties during the year".

We are kicking off the week with a novelty game between FCT NUJ selected and SWAN on Monday December 6 at the Turf Arena with the Sports Minister expected to officiate the game

"Other activities lined up for the week include seminar/ work shop, free medical checkup, football and table tennis competitions for both the young and veterans.

The week will be climaxed with the awards ceremony at the Lounge of the Moshood Abiola national stadium, Abuja" the SWAN Boss stated.

Also speaking at the conference, the chairman of the SWAN Week Chris Onekpegu disclosed that the fixtures for the football will involve 14 teams with New comers Wazobia FM locking horns with serial winners NTA in the opening game. In the other fixtures, Brila FM will tackle Correspondent chapel while Nigeria Info will engage ITV. Vision FM  will tackle  love FM , TSTV vs Liberty TV, TVC vs Arise TV and Trust TV engages  AIT.

Also present at the press conference, is the convener, Girl Child Values Support Initiative, Precious Wakili, who says they hope to partner SWAN to raise awareness about women and girls with disability.

"We are a non-profitable organization that is focused on empowering rural women and girls particularly women and girls with disabilities through Arts, Sports, Education, Storytelling, Advocacy and Health.Wakili said

We intend to use sports to fight against gender based violence using our hashtag #SPORTForACTIVISM". she added

The football event begins on Tuesday 7th December 2021 and draws for the table tennis competition will be done in the coming days.