37 members of the Lagos State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (Lagos SWAN) have been selected as Media Officers of the various Sports Associations in Lagos State.
According to the list compiled by Lagos SWAN approved by Lagos State Sports Commission, one of Nigeria’s best Athletics reporters, Charles Ogundiya will work with Lagos State Athletics Association while Adefeso Femi will be in charge of basketball.
The selected Lagos SWAN members include Dele Oshodi-Glover (Boxing), Anthony Bekederemo ( Badminton), Philip Adefioye (Baseball/softball), Jacob Ajom (Cricket), Monica Iheakam (Cycling), Femi Solaja (Chess), Ignatius Ajuonoma (Darts), Adebayo Latifat (Deaf Sports), Friday Adikwu (Fives), George Gift (Golf), Idowu Olatoye Joseph (Gymnastics),
Yinka Adedipe (Handball), Ijeoma Uchegbu (Hockey), Kemi Ajayi (Judo), Cosmos Chukwuemeka (Kick boxing), Chidibiere Ezeani (Kung fu), Jerome Obuninta (Karate), Kunle Adeyeye (Other Para Sports).
Philip Oyede (Para Athletics), Taiwo Hussein (Para Soccer), Sheriff Owolabi (Para Powerlifting), Blessing Nwosu (Rowing & Yachting), Gloria Adeshi (Rugby), Cecelia morogbe (Scrabble), Ronke Ojediran Lawal (Squash), Oluchi Tobechuckwu (Shooting), Alfred Okoligwe
(Swimming), Andrew Ekejiuba (Traditional Sports), Rahmon Abolore (Triathlon), Taiwo Adelu (Tennis), Mudashiru Shittu (Table Tennis), Patrick Ibeh (Taekwondo), Enitan Obadina (Volleyball), Sadiq Martins (Wrestling) and Akeem Lawal (Weighlifting).
The move described as timely by the Lagos SWAN Chairman, Debo Oshundun will enhance an increased media visibility and create the necessary awareness for sports to attract more participation and corporate investment in Lagos State Sports Associations.
“In recent times, the activities of the sports associations have not been widely publicized and documented. This had for long projected a false picture of inactivity of our sports associations to Lagosians.”
“The latest attachment of verified media practitioners will not just help out in media relations with the fourth estate of the realm, but will also accelerate the development of sports in Lagos,” Oshundun said.
The Lagos SWAN Chairman charged the appointed Lagos SWAN members to be worthy ambassadors of the profession and association which has continued to blaze the trail in sports reportage in Nigeria.
“This is another unique opportunity to justify the confidence reposed in Lagos SWAN by the leadership of the LSSC. We enjoin our members to shun politicking and carry out their duty professionally.”
Oshundun thanked Lagos State Sports Commission led by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Kweku Tandoh for deeming it fit to actively involve Sports Writers in the formation and day to day affairs of Sports in Lagos.
He again reiterated the maximum support of Lagos SWAN leadership and its members to the growth of sports in Lagos State as he enjoined other states to take a cue from Lagos state.