SENATOR representing Oyo North senatorial district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Fatai Buhari, has called on sports writers in the country to be partners in progress in the quest to develop sports in Nigeria.
Senator Buhari, who is the chairman senate committee on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) made the call in a congratulatory message sent to the newly-elected executives of the Sports Writers Assocaition of Nigeria (SWAN) Oyo State chapter.
He posited that sports journalists should not only see themselves as critics of sports policies, but also base their reportage on the success of sports development in the country.
“As sports writers, please do not let your personal grouse result into writing against clubs and individuals rather, you should ensure objecvtivity in your report. Covering sports requires special attention and technicalities and it is on this note that I want to appeal to you to ensure training and retraining of yourselves so as to meet up with the demands of the profession”. He said.
Buhari, a sport enuthiast, politician and former chairman of Crown Football Club of Ogbomoso, however, congratulated the Niyi Alebiosu-led executives of Oyo SWAN and tasked them on the need for acountability and transparency in their admnistration.