Registered members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Kaduna state chapter were in high spirits on Friday as they receive palliatives in food items.
The distribution which held at the Kaduna SWAN office within the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, while observing social distancing and use of face mask, saw 28 SWAN members, pencilled down by the Comrade Isaiah Benjamin-led executives receive their palliatives.
The palliatives were donated to the chapter by Kaduna SWAN Patron, Engineer Musa Nimrod, with further support from SWAN President, Honour Sirawoo.
In his message to members across the country, Sirawoo assured that plans are in top gear to cushion the effects of Covid-19 on sporting activities nationwide, which has affected his members. He urged members to stay safe and healthy while doing their job.
“Our members are our assets. While making plans to reach out to them nationwide with palliatives, we appeal to them to stay safe, ensure social distancing, good respiratory hygiene and constant washing of hands under running water, or use of sanitisers appropriately,” he said.
The SWAN President also commended Engineer Nimrod for rising up to the occasion in supporting Kaduna SWAN members with palliatives, praying God to continue to bless him.
On his remarks at the presentation, North West Secretary SWAN, Alhaji AbdulRaheem Aodu commended Nimrod and Sirawoo for the gesture, while calling on government agencies, corporate bodies, philanthropists and other sports stakeholders to emulate same.
Also speaking, Kaduna SWAN Chairman, Comrade Isaiah told members that this was the first batch of distribution. “We are tremendously grateful to our able Patron, Engineer Nimrod and outstanding President, Honour Sirawoo for putting smiles on the faces of our members.”
Items distributed included 10kg bag of rice, bag of semovita, vegetable oil and spaghetti to each member. Some staff of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, also benefited from the gesture.