NUJ Chairman Lauds A'Ibom SWAN Welfare Approach

The chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Akwa Ibom State Council has lauded the chairman of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Comrade Emmanuel Akpan for prioritising the welfare of members of the association. Comrade Amos Etuk was speaking at the January 2021 congress of the Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) at the NUJ Press Centre, Uyo. Etuk who reacted to the report of the welfare committee submitted by the chairman, Comrade Ememobong Okon, said the current executive of SWAN in the state was the first to set a template for the welfare of members. Etuk, himself a member of SWAN applauded the Welfare Committee for the painstakingly approach in putting in place the criteria for members' benefits. He,however advised that the executive should set up modalities to ensure that the program is sustained. Etuk suggested that money should be deducted at source to ensure that no member was left unattended to. Receiving the report, the chairman of SWAN, Comrade Emmanuel Akpan appreciated the committee for the job weldone. Akpan assured that the report would be implemented to give members a sense of belonging. The chairman of the Welfare Committee, Okon had appreciated the executive for the confidence reposed in them and promised to work for the benefit of members. Some members of SWAN at the congress gave the committee and the state executive thumbs up for placing premium on the welfare of members and urged that the processes and implementation should be transparent.

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