He said the Association was waxing stronger in the State since Governor Rauf Aregbesola was inducted as the Grand Patron expressing optimism that the choice of Tomori would further boost the association’s strength.
In her response, the Deputy Governor expressed happiness on the honour saying she would continue to support and participate in sporting activities in the state, just as she also noted that girls from the State are excelling in sports and leading others in Africa and therefore called on SWAN and NAWOJ to encourage more female athletes to participate in sports.
Her words “I am indeed a lover of Sports, and a passionate Sports enthusiast. The Governor has committed a lot into the development of Sports in the State. The ‘Walk To Live’ exercise has been remarkable throughout the Country and it has been keep the bodies of the people of Osun fit.
“I am delighted to be inducted today as Patroness of SWAN in Osun and it’s a good thing that various girls from this State are excelling and leading others in Africa in the World of Sports. We need to encourage more females to participate in sports and I am specifically charging SWAN and NAWOJ to encourage girls to participate in sports and also support them,” the Deputy Governor noted.
Also speaking, Commissioner for Social Protection, Sports and Special Duties in the State said the Deputy Governor was over for SWAN’s honour describing Tomori as a woman who has demonstrated enormous passion, love and commitment to sports and good governance generally.
Penpushing reports that,the highlight of the event was the presentation of a plaque and kit by the Commissioner for Social Protection, Sports and Special Needs and State Chairman of SWAN to the Deputy Governor as the association’s patroness.