SWAN Lauds Onyedum’s Appointment As Anambra Sports Commission Chairman
The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Anambra chapter has congratulated Patrick Onyedum on his appointment as chairman of Anambra Sports Development Commission(ASDC).
SWAN in a Statement signed by Anthony Oji and Chimezie Anaso, Chairman and Secretary respectively described Onyedum’s as a square peg in a square hole.
Onyedum was on Oct.16 announced as the second chairman of ASDC after Tony Oli whose four year tenure ended in August.
The body of sports journalists said the new chairman possessed a rich pedigree as an athlete and sports administrator and expressed confidence that he had the capacity for the fortunes of Sports for good in Anambra.
“He did not only take part in active sports, he is presently the chairman of Chairman Anambra State Athletics Association, and Southeast representative in the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.
“Onyedum as a former transition chairman of Anaocha Local Government Area organised the annual Anaocha Athletics Championship for secondary schools in the area where young athletes were discovered for grooming.
“SWAN Anambra Chapter is convinced that, armed with these records, Onyedum will turn the fortunes of Anambra Sports for good as the chairman of the Sports Commission,” it stated.
SWAN said it was ready to partner with Onyedum and his management team in promoting activities of the Commission as well as provide positive critiquing in the overall interest of sports in the state.
“We want to thank Gov. Chukwuma Soludo for the appointment and urge him to give the new management under Onyedum all the political and financial support it needs to succeed,” it stated.