A golden opportunity has opened up for sports journalists in Oyo State as a Travel Management Company, Absolute Success Travels has put together a special package to give the sports writers free ride to Japan for Tokyo Olympics next year.
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Evangelist Ajibola Ogunkeyede disclosed this while speaking as a Guest Lecturer at the Oyo SWAN Day organized by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria Oyo State Chapter at the NUJ Press Centre Iyaganku Ibadan.
Delivering a lecture titled “Tourism and Sports: The Needed Synergy”, Evangelist Ogunkeyede also made it known that his Company, popularly known as Ufitfly, is making another arrangements to fly sports journalists and sports fans to Japan at subsidized charges for Tokyo Olympic and other global sports meets scheduled for next year.
“We are going to sponsor two SWAN members to Japan free of charge as part of our partnership with this great Association under the Chairmanship of Niyi Alebiosu. Aside this, we are also making travelling arrangements to fly sports journalists from Oyo state willing to cover Tokyo Olympics next year to Japan at subsidized charges. Aside this “, Ufitfly Boss said.
In his own remarks at the event, the Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor on Cultures and Tourism, Honourable Akeem Ademola Ige said one of the reasons the Seyi Makinde administration is remodeling 30 year old Lekan Salami Stadium is to make the state a tourist destination.
Hon Ige enjoined journalists as societal watchdog to play their role objectively.
Comrade Ademola Babalola,the State NUJ Chairman commended SWAN leadership for the success of the event and assured that his administration will also support the Association to achieve a lot.
The event was graced by the Chairman Nigeria Union of Journalists Oyo State Council Comrade Ademola Babalola as well as the Publisher of a popular Magazine in Ibadan Parrot Xtra, Mr Yinka Agboola and other seasoned journalists.