By Amina Abdullahi Girbo
The Sports Writers’ Association of Nigeria (SWAN), has appointed the Bauchi State correspondent of The Nigeria Standard Group of newspapers, Mr Abbas Shehu Gungura as an Ex-Officio Member of the newly sworn-in National Executive Committee (NEC) led by Isaiah Benjamin.
The confirmation of Mr Gungura’s nomination by the NEC was communicated via an official letter dated July 21, 2023, signed by the Secretary General, Ikenna Okonkwo and copied to the Bauchi SWAN Chairman.
The appointment means that Gungura is a NEC, and full Council member. It gives him another opportunity to serve the Association in line with the responsibilities of the office as spelt out in the SWAN Statute.
He is enjoined to justify the confidence reposed in him by the President and NEC by contributing his quota to the growth of the Association.
Gungura has served SWAN in various capacities in the past. He was former SWAN Chairman, Bauchi State. He served as Auditor at the National level, and was SWANECO member that produced the present National EXCO led by Isaiah Benjamin in Port Harcourt, Rivers State recently.
Gungura has since accepted the appointment by formerly writing to SWAN.