By Our Correspondent:
The Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ ), Kaduna state Council, Comrade Asmau Yawo Halilu, has called for the introduction of NUJ Inter-state games.
This followed the successful completion of the Council’s Inter-Chapels’ Indoor Games in Kaduna at the weekend.
Comrade Asmau who was speaking shortly after the presentation of medals and prizes to the winners.
strongly believes the laurels would spur other members to particpate in future events.
According to her, Sports are one major unifier and have immense benefits physically and emotionally.
The Chairman of the Council further explained that the sporting event was to strengthen the existing bond amongst members of the union.
In his part, the Chairman of Sports Writers’ Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Kaduna state Chapter, Comrade Jacob Zango, said with the skills displayed by the Kaduna journalists, it is a signal that the Council can favourably compete with other journalists across the federation.
The Chairman of SWAN who also called for the introduction of NUJ Inter-state games, explained that the Inter-state games if organised, would help to discover talents amongst journalists to represent the nation at the international competitions.
He therefore urged the National leadership of the Union to as a matter of urgency, set-up a committee for the actualization of the Inter-state games.
” SWAN being an affiliate of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has the structure across the federation to complement the Union’s effort when necessary, Kaduna SWAN Chairman said.
Correspondent Chapel emerged as the overall winner of the tournment with two gold and three silver medals, while NNN Chapel came second with two gold and one silver .
The State Information came third with one gold medals. The participated Chapels engarged in the following games: Table Tennis, Soccer Game, Scrabble, Ayoo, Ludo and Draft.