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Ebonyi SWAN gets new leadership



SPORTS Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Ebonyi State Chapter, has elected new leaders to pilot the affairs of the union in the state.

  The new elected executive members  includ Emmanuel Nnaji(Chairman), Kelechi Okoro(Vice Chairman), Grace Egbo(Secretary), Chinwe Imo Eze(Assistant Secretary), Adaeze Onuora-Aroh (Financial Secretary) and Andy Nwogha (Treasurer).

  The election was witnessed by ex-officio of the association at the national level, Chief Foster Chime and Zonal Secretary, Mrs. Ijeoma Nwante of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).

  Cosmos Egba of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) was the chairman of the electoral committee.

  Chime, while addressing the association, urged the members to remain united and ensure that SWAN continue to exist in the state.

  He called on the new leadership to carry the members along to take the union to enviable heights.

  In his address, the new chairman of the association, Emmanuel Nnaji of Blaze 91.5Fm, commended the members for being resolute in the union.

  “This victory is dedicated to the peace-loving and law-abiding members of (SWAN) who remained resolute to the leadership of Hon Sirawo because he is a custodian of peace and development, and is an encouragement to us all to redouble our efforts in the struggle for sport journalism growth in Ebonyi State and Nigeria.

  “For peace to be achieved, we cannot only look at conflict resolution and its architecture but we also have to look at developing this great association. Amongst the top priorities of my agenda in (SWAN) is to empower members in different ways. But first, we must inculcate these in our minds; genuine tolerance of differences, dialogue, compromise and the spirit of give and take. Because without that, we will not be able to manage conflicts in a non-violent way. The dialogue must also include proper management of diversity… because most conflicts we see in different Associations are to a large measure failure to manage diversity within the association…”

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