The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Lagos Chapter has called on the Rivers State government to call the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Mr. Honour Sirawoo to order.
The Lagos SWAN in a statement signed by the Association’ Secretary, Bunmi Ogunyale on Wednesday stated that Sirawoo is attempting to stir up unnecessary controversy by recklesly setting up a Caretaker Committee after a new executive was elected and duly sworn in.
According to the statement; “The attention of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria(Lagos chapter), has been drawn to a release signed by one Honour Sirawoo appointing a Caretaker Committee to run the affairs of our dear Lagos SWAN.
“Sirawoo, a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports Development in Rivers State should be called to order by his bosses before he plunges the state into a needless controversy.
“Lagos State SWAN is united by the professionals who earn their living writing or talking sports and should not be distracted by “outsiders” whose only interest is using SWAN as an entity to feather their nest”.
“Lagos SWAN conducted its election on March 26,2021 under the supervision of the NUJ, Lagos State Council to which it is affiliated and therefore has no vacuum that warrants the appointment of a Caretaker Committee by a factional body of SWAN which has disaffiliated itself from our parent body, the NUJ”.
“We therefore call on the Rivers State government, the Ministry of Youth and Social Development as well as security agencies to call Honour Sirawoo to order before he plunges the association into further crisis.”