SWAN President To Sports Writers: Remain Steadfast, Courageous, Always Abide In Love At Easter, Beyond

The National leadership of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has enjoined Christians and indeed all practitioners to remain resolute in love always as efforts to reposition the professional body remain on course.

This formed part of the Easter message by the President of SWAN, Mr. Isaiah Benjamin, conveyed through a statement by the Association's Secretary-General, Amb. Ikenna Okonkwo, on Sunday in Abuja.

President Isaiah who went down memory lane on the significance of Easter celebration, said like Jesus Christ, only passion and sincerity of purpose in service at any given opportunity will salvage mankind from all shackles of deception and falsehood.

While assuring Sports Journalists of his administration's desire to take SWAN to greater heights, the number one Sports Writer in Nigeria said, "It's my earnest desire to serve you as one dedicated to leading our great Association to the enviable destination.

"Just like Jesus, our commitment as a leadership is unwavering, with the eyes focused on the ball. I,, therefore enjoin all SWAN members nationwide and beyond to keep supporting us, irrespective of whatever distraction from any quarter. We will not disappoint.

"Together, we will create a new path that will make the desired impact. Keep believing, don't despair."

He then prayed, "May the blessings of Easter fill your heart with peace, your home with happiness, and your life with love. May the spirit of Easter bring you hope and renewal. May the promise of Easter give you strength and courage. Happy Easter to you and your loved ones!"

The SWAN President used the occasion to rally political, business, and religious leaders, corporate bodies, and others to deploy reasonable resources in human development using sports as a way of tackling unemployment, insecurity, and all forms of societal vices.

"Any other investment other than focusing on human development fades away with time. So, both the government and non-governmental organs should be strengthened to devote more resources towards empowering the youth," he said.

He also commended notable individuals who use their God-given resources and potential to impact society positively through sports and urged them not to relent.

Ikenna Okonkwo 
Secretary-General, SWAN
March 31, 2024.

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