The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) led by Comrade Bunmi Haruna has joined the league of eminent persons to congratulate the Minister of State for FCT, Hajia Ramatu Tijjani on her 51st Birthday Celebration.
SWAN also congratulate the minister for the chieftaincy title to be conferred on her, Saturday June 12, 2021 in a statement signed by the FCT SWAN secretary,Chris Onokpegu
“The minister, no doubt is a unique specie that is why her birthday also falls on a unique date, June 12, which is being celebrated as Democracy Day.
Her chieftaincy title as the Onyize of Ebira Land is another testimony that she is being loved by her people.
Her dedication as the Minister of State in charge of Sports in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT has seen many infrastructure being revived and sports taking to another level.
Notable amongst them was the great performance of Team FCT at the last National Sports Festival in Benin City, Edo State and the revival of sporting venues across the Area Councils” Bunmi said.
Meanwhile, SWAN Chairman, Comrade Bunmi Haruna, who incidentally is from the same State and local government with the Minister said, it is a thing of joy for the Ebira-born politician to be honoured.
He said, “I have always desired for the day she would be honoured by our people because she has represented us well.
“She has proven those critics who think nothing good can come out of Ebira land wrong. Our prayers is that God should continue to guide her and give her the wisdom to do more.” Comrade Haruna noted.
Recalled that Comrade Haruna-led SWAN exco was on ground to give moral support to the minister when two novelty matches were played at the Area 3 Sports Complex in celebration of her chieftaincy title and birthday.
The honourable minister will be conferred with the title of Onyize Ebira on Saturday at the Attah of Ebira Palace in Okene, Kogi State.