SWAN Crisis: NUJ NEC To Take Drastic Decision Soon – NUJ President


By: Niyi Busari

ABUJA, Nigeria – President, Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) Comrade Chris Isiguzo, has said that the committee set up to look into lingering crisis in the leadership of the Sports Writers Association has submitted their report and the National Executive Council (NEC) will take a drastic decision in the next ten days, BSNSports.com.ng can report.

Isiguzo speaking withhttp://www.bsnsports.com.ng at the Area 3 Sports Complex after the friendly match between FCT champions, WACO FA and Goddosky International Football Club insisted that SWAN has no leadership because they (NUJ) do not recognize both elections in Abuja and Port Harcourt.

In his words: “We are here to be part of the friendly match between the Abuja champions and Anambra champions. It is an interesting match and experience for me making out time to come here despite rampaging coronavirus.

“The national leadership of Nigeria Union of Journalists has already put committee in place and information available to me shows that committee is done with their job and any moment from now they will submit their report.

Speaking further he added that: “But in the interim, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has no leadership in the country today. We don’t recognize Port Harcourt jamboree and we also don’t recognise the Abuja outing. We are waiting for the report of the committee in the ten days when we are going to have a meeting with National Executive Council (NEC) then, the final decision will be taken.”

He expressed dissatisfaction about the situation and promised that the Union will resolve the leadership crisis soon.

“We are not happy that the association has been left without leadership but in the next days we would have effectively resolved the issue of those who claimed to have disassociated.

He laughed off the insinuation of some set of people saying they have disassociated themselves from NUJ

“SWAN pulling out of NUJ is a figment of imagination for people who are peddling such insinuation. Before you become a SWAN member, you must be a member of the NUJ .
NUJ has it own rule of engagement before becoming a member, so, there is nothing like removing yourself. It is like saying a baby will be delivered without going through his mother, whether through CS or normal delivery, he must come to the world through the mother.

The president also threw more light on the CAC registration.

“The CAC registration is for administrative purposes which does not affect their allegiance with the mother union. NUJ is going to look into that and take device decision,” he concluded.


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