The President of the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS), Gianni Merlo, has called and congratulated the newly elected President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Mr Isaiah Benjamin, and other members of the National Executive Committee (NEC).
Merlo, who spoke with the SWAN President via a telephone call, promised to support SWAN in the areas of training and retraining of members whenever the need arises.
He tasked the SWAN president to carry all members along and ensure that the ethics of the profession are strictly obeyed.
Merlo disclosed that the AIPS centenary celebration was around the corner and called on Mr. Isaiah to be prepared for full participation.
He called on the SWAN president to feel free to always reach out to him on any issue that required his attention and prayed to God for a successful tenure.
In his response, Mr. Isaiah assured the AIPS president of his commitment to a vibrant SWAN that would be the pride of all members.
He stated that SWAN is an important member of AIPS and would fully participate in all its activities.
Mr. Isaiah stated that training and retraining are cardinal points of his administration and would do all within his powers to avail members of such opportunity.
The new SWAN leadership was constituted on July 13, 2023 after rigorous electoral processes anchored by the National Electoral Committee (SWANECO).