SWAN President, Sirawoo gets plaudits

PictureNew SWAN President, Honour Sirawoo

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has congratulated Honour Sirawoo on his election as the National President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN.
In a congratulatory message to the new SWAN National President , Governor Wike urged him to use his new office to promote professionalism in sports reporting in the country.
The governor described Sirawoo as a committed sports journalist and unionist who has worked hard over the years to develop SWAN.
He commended the membership of SWAN for voting unanimously for the indigene of Rivers State to lead the association to the next level.
Governor Wike urged Sirawoo to live up to the expectations of the membership of SWAN by serving as a worthy ambassador of Rivers State.
Felix Obuah does too
In the same vein, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Bro. Felix Obuah has saluted the victory of Sirawoo as National President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN).
Bro. Obuah in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam described the victory of Sirawoo as historic, becoming the first person from the South-South geo political zone to be elected SWAN National President.
The PDP Chairman who is also the president, and Sole sponsor of Go-Round Football Club, the 2016 Rivers FA Champions expressed confidence that Sirawoo would do Rivers State proud given his wealth of experience in the sports writing fraternity, having served as Chairman of SWAN in Rivers State as well as National Vice President, South-South Zone.
“I have no doubt whatsoever that this experienced and hard working sports writer would do us proud and justify his choice for the enviable position.  Sirawoo’s emergence is one of the best things to happen to Rivers State and I make bold to say he is a square peg in a square hole,” the Rivers pillar of sports declared.
Bro. Obuah who is also the patron of SWAN expressed the hope that Sirawoo’s SWAN presidency would go a long way in complementing the efforts of Governor Nyesom Wike in promoting sports in the State, stressing that his victory is no doubt a remarkable dividend of Gov Wike’s effective governance and untiring efforts to see that all sectors of the State economy are given deserving attention.
The State PDP Chairman expressed joy that Governor Wike’s overwhelming
popularity and goodwill has yielded fruits, adding that Sirawoo’s victory would serve as inspiration to the youths, especially journalists in the State.
Bro. Obuah charged the SWAN President to use his wealth of experience to bear on his new responsibility, adding that to whom much is given, much is also expected.
Boma Iyaye joins the fray
Still on Honour Sirawoo, the Rivers State Sports Commissioner, Boma Iyaye has congratulated Honour Sirawoo following his election as National President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN).
Sirawoo was elected unopposed as SWAN President in Illorin, Kwara State on Wednesday, July 13 and he becomes the first individual from Rivers State to hold the position.
Honourable Iyaye explained that the Government and people of Rivers State are delighted with the news of Sirawoo’s successful election and charged him to justify the confidence reposed in him.
“This is the first time someone from Rivers State has been elected National President of SWAN and it is indeed a landmark occasion.
“I want to congratulate Sirawoo but at the same time urge him to use his wealth of experience to take the Association to heights never previously attained.
“I am sure that he will succeed in this latest assignment,” Honourable Iyaye said.

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