THE Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), South-West zone, has appointed Mr. Dele Ogunleye of the Ogun State chapter of the association as its zonal secretary.
The decision to appoint Ogunleye was taken at the South-West zonal meeting of the association which had the chairmen and secretaries from the six states which comprises the zone in attendance and held in Lagos over the weekend.
According to a communique issued at the end of the meeting:”After a successful deliberations on how to move the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria to enviable heights, the South-West zone of SWAN appointed Mr Dele Ogunleye of the Ogun State chapter of our dear association as zonal secretary.
“We also call on the South-West zonal officers to come up with a blueprint of activities which are capable of making the zone a pace-setter. We also charge state chapters in the zone to be more proactive by engaging members through constant and reasonable activities”.
The meeting which was presided over by the SWAN Vice-President (South-West), Mr. Boye Ajayi, also decided to make the South-West zonal office of SWAN functional, while calling on state chapters to try as much as they could to generate revenue through various projects.
Ajayi, however, commended the host state, the Lagos State chpater of SWAN under the leadership of Mr. Fred Edoreh for a hitch-free deleberation and the hospitality accorded those in attendance at the meeting.
He also expressed gratitude to the first Vice-President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi and the President, Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) Tade Azeez for their support towards the successful hosting of the meeting.