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Committee solicits SWAN members support, pledges credible election



The Caretaker Committee of the Niger chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has urged members to support the committee in its task.

Mr Dan Amasingha, chairman of the committee made this known on Saturday during an interview with Nigeria News Agency in Minna.

“We crave the unflinching support and cooperation of our members and stakeholders toward attaining the task ahead.

“We thank members and stakeholders so far for their solidarity with the committee. I can assure you that God willing we will not disappoint you.

“The three members Caretaker and Electoral Committee you have appointed to oversee SWAN affairs in Niger state is alive and kicking and has restored members confidence.

“We pledge to ensure a brand new SWAN executive in a transparent, free, fair and credible election within three months,” he said.

Amasingha also thanked the immediate past executive of SWAN in the state led by Mr Hassan Abubakar for steering the affairs of the association for three years in spite of various challenges.

NAN recalls that the state chapter of SWAN rose from an expanded meeting on Wednesday with the appointment of a three man caretaker/electoral committee following the suspension of the immediate past chairman.

Abubakar was suspended by the Niger council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) for anti-union activities and expiration of his tenure.

The committee saddled with the responsibility of running the affairs of the association and to conduct election within three months has Amasingha of the Daily Asset Newspapers as chairman.

Others included Mr John Adams of the Sun Newspapers as secretary, while Malam Usman Kuta of Radio Niger would serve as the Treasurer. p>

Edited By: Ismail Abdulaziz

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