COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE END OF A MEETING OF SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (SWAN) ABIA STATE CHAPTER HELD AT THE NUJ PRESS CENTRE NO.1 ABA ROAD, UMUAHIA, ON AUGUST 14, 2019.
Abia SWAN commends the Honour Sariwoo led National Executive Council for setting up an election committee to produce a new executive. We urge all members/ chapters to support this move and give room for a smooth transition in the national leadership of SWAN.
We call for a review of the current annual registration and issuance of SWAN ID card to a three year lifespan in conformity with what is obtainable in our parent body, the NUJ and to save members the stress associated with the annual process.
Abia SWAN once more commends the government of Abia state for the outstanding renovation work it did on the Enyimba International stadium, Aba and recommends that one standard stadium be constructed/ built in each of the three senatorial zones of the state to help boost and promote sports in the state
We call on the private sector to join hands with Abia state government to develop sporting infrastructure in the state for the overall development of sports in the state.
Abia SWAN highly commands Enyimba International Football club for winning the Nigerian Professional Football League for a record eight time and urge the club side not to rest on their oars until they win and bring back the Champions League trophy for the third time
Comrade Sam Obinna Ibe – Chairman.
Comrade Victor Ndukwe – Secretary.
Comrade David Oku – Member.
Prince Vincent Obike – Abia SWAN Chairman.
Comrade Francis Nwaubani – Secretary.