From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebi
The Sports Writers’ Association of Nigeria (SWAN), the Kebbi state chapter, on Wednesday elected new executive members who will handle the affairs of the union for the next three years.
The executive members emerged by consensus of all members of the association who met in the KACHEMA Conference Hall, Birnin Kebbi, for the election.
Announcing the list of the new officers, the Chairman of the Election Committee, Mr. Dalladi Baba-Ibrahim, said that Mansur Danjuma-Senche of Kebbi Radio emerged as the new Chairman, Olanrewaju Lawal of the Sun Newspapers was reinstated as Vice Chairman, while the post of secretary fell to Abdullahi Musa-Yalmo of Kebbi Television.
Others according to him are; Uzairu Lawal of Rayhan Radio, Deputy Secretary, Zakariyya Tukur of Vision FM, Treasurer, Ibrahim Abdulhamid of Kebbi Television, Financial Secretary, while Nura Mu’azu of Radio Nigeria Equity FM served as Auditor.
Baba-Ibrahim thanked all SWAN members in Kebbi State for their decorum, diligence, maturity and high sense of responsibility during the electoral processes, which he described as free, fair, peaceful and transparent.
In his speech, Guest of Honor and Chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) in Kebbi State, Alhaji Abubakar Chika-Ladan, noted that both SWAN and NFF were on the same page looking for ways to improve sports in the state. .
Chika-Ladan, who is also the state Commissioner for Works and Transportation, said: “We at NFF must work hand in hand with SWAN to ensure the success of sports across the state.
“We in Kebbi State are not blowing the trumpet on all aspects of sports, we need to wake up. Not just in football, but in virtually all sports, we need more publicity.”
Earlier, the outgoing president, Kunle Tajuddeen, described his two six-year terms as one with many ups and downs, saying that with the cooperation of his executive and other SWAN members, they were able to overcome all obstacles to successfully hand over the role.
He lamented that SWAN faced a major challenge of minimal government support, especially in the northwestern states, while advising governments, corporate organizations and individuals to harness sports to combat insecurity.
In response, the new president promised to operate an open door policy to accommodate all, ensuring that his administration would welcome suggestions, corrections, advice and criticism that would put the association on the right path of development.
Danjuma-Senchi called on the Kebbi State Ministry of Youth and Sports, presidents of different sports associations and philanthropists to recognize and consider SWAN as partners in progress in the development of sports in Kebbi, Nigeria and the world. usually.
The oath of office was administered by Faruq Bello, SWAN National Treasurer.