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SWAN Confers It’s National Philanthropy Award of the Year to Alhaji Isyaku Umar Tofa



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By Muzammil Dalha Yola


Alhaji Isyaku Umar Tofa OON, (Makaman Bichi), was honoured and conferred with the prestigious title of Philanthropy of the Year by the National Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) at the National SWAN Full Council Meeting and it was presented by HE Executive Governor of Kano State, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, who was represented by Commissioner of Sports and Youth Development Hon. Mustapha Rabiu Kwankwanso and NFF President, who was also represented by the Director in charge of Football Associations in NFF Dr. Sani Ali. The event, held on thursday 2nd May 2024 at the luxurious Global Luxury and Suites in Kano State, recognized Alhaji Isyaku Umar Tofa’s outstanding contributions to sports development and youth empowerment in the state and the nation at large.

For over three decades, Alhaji Isyaku Umar Tofa has been a beacon of support for sporting activities in Kano State and Nigeria as a whole. His dedication to nurturing young talents and fostering a culture of sportsmanship has not only produced exceptional athletes but has also empowered numerous youths to become esteemed ambassadors and self-reliant individuals through the avenue of sports.

Alhaji Isyaku Umar Tofa has been a Grand Patron of SWAN Kano State Chapter for more than a decade, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to the advancement of sports journalism and the promotion of sporting excellence in the state. His generosity, vision, and leadership have significantly impacted the sporting landscape, setting a benchmark for others to emulate.

The SWAN Full Council Meeting, where Alhaji Isyaku Umar Tofa was recognized, represents the highest level of decision-making within the association. With the participation of NEC members, former national presidents, state chairmen, and secretaries, the meeting serves as a platform for deliberation, discussion, and decision-making on critical issues pertaining to the association’s growth and the overall development of sports in the country.

The conferment of the Philanthropy of the Year award upon Alhaji Isyaku Umar Tofa OON is a testament to his tireless efforts, philanthropy, and dedication to the betterment of sports and the youth in Kano State and beyond. His exemplary contributions exemplify the true spirit of philanthropy and serve as an inspiration to all stakeholders in the sporting community.

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