May 24, 2024

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE CONGRESS OF SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (SWAN) ONDO STATE CHAPTER HELD ON FRIDAY 5TH JANUARY, 2024

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The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, (SWAN), Ondo State Chapter held its congress on Friday, 5th January 2024, and resolved as follows:

1. Members commiserated with the government of Ondo State on the demise of former Governor, late Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, while also congratulating Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa on his emergence as Governor of Ondo State. It urged his administration to place high premium on sports development at the grassroots.

2. Congress tasked the present administration to ensure safety and security of athletes, players and officials while traveling to represent the state in major competitions both home and away.

3. The Association urged the state government to ensure that award ceremonies are organized for athletes that participated in the last three National Sports Festivals.

4. Members of the Association urged the government to ensure rehabilitation and completion of sporting facilities at Ondo State Sports Complex, Akure and ensure maintenance of existing ones to boost the morale of players and athletes alike.

5. Members were commended for their unifying efforts in the preceding year and enjoined to embrace love for the progress of the Association in the new year.

6. SWAN Members in the state were charged to be more active in activities of the Association and do the needful to register for 2024 through the exco and in good time.

7. Congress charged executives of SWAN in Ondo State to see to the welfare of members for robust synergy and inclusiveness.

Signed:

Gbenga Oluwajana (Chairman, Communique Drafting Committee)

Sunkanmi Elujoba (Member, Communique Drafting Committee)

Jacob Akintunde (Secretary, Communique Drafting Committee)

 

Attendance

 

ATTENDANCE

1)Jacob Akintunde – Businessday

2) Olabisi Longe – Blueprint newspaper

3)Bolu-Olu Esho – Daily Independent

4)Adewale Bashir – Crest FM

5)Familoyo Adebayo – Alalaye FM

6)Bola Awofisayo – Orange FM

7)Olumide Adeluwoye – Orange FM

8)Tosin Ajuwon – Daily Trust

9)Gbenga Oluwajana – Orange FM

10)Funso Ojo – Nigeria Pilot

11)Olasunkami Elujoba – Adaba FM

12)Babatope Okeowo – New Telegraph

13)Segun Giwa – NAN

14) Adesuyan Joseph – AIT

15)Femi Atolagbe – The Hope

16) Akintunde Akinsemola – OSRC

17)..Adewale Momoh.. Guardian Newspaper

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