By Mike Odeh James
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Kaduna State Chapter yesterday formally presented the plaque, mofler appointment to the Leaque Management Committee (LMC) Chairman and vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Malam Shehu Dikko as her patron.
It would be recalled that Dikko was appointed as the second Patron to the State Chapter of the association but was unavailable for the presentation where the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) Engr. Musa Nimrod was also appointed and presented with his plaque and mofler accordingly.
Making the presentation at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna during the half time in the encounter between Kano Pillars and Enugu Rangers in the ongoing Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), the Vice President SWAN, Northwest Zone, Alhaji Lurwanu Idris Malikawa said, the appointment was in recognition of his contribution to sports development in the country.
Earlier, the Chairman SWAN, Kaduna chapter, Isaiah Benjamin flanked by some of his executives and members said, Dikko has been identified to have made Kaduna State proud and that his appointment as patron is to spur him to further do more in making Kaduna and Nigeria as a whole proud in sports advancement.
Receiving the appointment, Dikko commended Kaduna State Chapter of SWAN for finding him worthy of such appointment, promising not to let down the confidence reposed on him.
He further assured to give necessary support to the activities of the Association in the state while reiterating his appreciation to the SWAN family for the honour done to him, which he said he will cherish forever.