The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Bauchi State chapter, has appealed to Governor Bala Mohammed to appoint a competent administrator as the next commissioner for sports to take the sector to a higher level.
Bauchi’s SWAN secretary, Bala Bawaji, made the appeal in Bauchi.
“This call became necessary considering the importance of sports in the socio economic development of Bauchi State.
“As a sector that has the potential of providing employment to teaming youths in the state, appointing technocrats to man the sector will help the Government expand and actualise its economic empowerment programmes.
“Similarly, the association is calling on the state Government to host and honor the states contingents to the 2020 National Sports festival held in Benin city, the Edo state Capital.
“At the end of the festival, Bauchi State finished 20th on the medals table with three gold, three Silver and six bronze medal, ” he said.
PlatinumPost recalls that Mohammed recently dissolved his cabinet and sacked the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and the Chief of Staff.
While the governor has since replaced the SSG and CoF, he is currently searching for suitable replacement for his former commissioners.
At a recent event in Gamawa local government area of the state during the flag off of the Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme (KEEP), the governor revealed that his former commissioners were educated but lacked political prowess which will not be good for his re-election bid.