The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has hailed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for appointing Babafemi Raji and a Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu as the Media Officers of the Super Eagles and Super Falcons respectively.
Raji is the Deputy Secretary General of SWAN until his appointment.
SWAN in a statement signed by it’s General Secretary, Jude Opara, said it was a good idea to appoint well experienced sports journalists who are certified members of the Association into such sensitive positions.
“We particularly commend the NFF for recognizing the role of SWAN in sharpening Sports Journalists as critical stakeholders in sports development and the recent awaited financial palliative extended to the association from the FIFA’s reach out to national football bodies across the world.
“We have no doubt that the duo of Raji and Tobe-Chukwu will bring their wealth of experience to bear in the discharge of their new assignments.
“SWAN therefore charges Babafemi Raji and Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu to discharge their duties with vigour, sense of responsibility, professionalism and tact required of such positions of trust.
“The association as credible partners will, on its part, will continue to extend all required support to the NFF in the overall development and growth of football in Nigeria.”
On his part, Raji in a statement on his Twitter handle thanked the NFF fit the appointment.
“I want to thank the @thenff on my appointment as @NGSuperEagles Media Officer.