The first ever Executive Council of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in Sokoto State has been inaugurated on Saturday.
The new council has Kabiru Gobirawa as Chairman, Adeniyi Olagbemi and Usman Zubairu as Vice Chairman and Secretary respectively.
Others are Umar Shehu as Assistant Secretary; Aminu Manyanchi as Treasurer and Abubakar Gani, Financial Secretary.
Gobirawa, the new chairman pledged to reposition the association to promote sports development in the state.
He solicited the support of members and other stakeholders, to succeed in discharging their mandate.
In his remark, the state Commissioner of Youths and Sports, Musa Ausa, said the government would work with the association to push sports to the next level.
He announced plans by the government to construct stadias in Tangaza, Sabon-Birni and Tambuwal, to promote grassroots sports.
Also, the state Chairman of NUJ, Isa Shuni advised the new executives to live above board in discharging their responsibilities.
Shuni said, “This great occasion is historic in the sense that this is the first of it’s kind since the existence of the NUJ council in the state.”