The Lagos State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria has pledged its unalloyed support to one of its members, Nneka Ikem Anibeze who was recently appointed as the Special Assistant on Media to the Honorable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
The Association led by Debo Oshundun lauded the appointment while describing her as an invaluable asset fully equipped to bring her professionalism and expertise to bear.
“This has really confirmed that the reward for excellence is more responsibilities. Nneka has over the years distinguished herself as a core professional who has continued to give everything to journalism and its upliftment in Nigeria.”
He believes that the experienced garnered as Special Adviser to former Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung will be brought to bare in her new assignment.
“She is not a stranger when it comes to sensitive assigments like this. She has done it before, we have no doubt in her abilities to also excel working with Hajiya Farouq.”
Oshundun lauded the Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq for settling for the best who is eminently qualified for the job as be hammered on Anibeze’s qualities.
“Despite her achievements, she has continued to be a staunch member of the association and always ready to contribute her quota to Lagos SWAN.”
“We are excited that this appointment will not only motivate our members to strive for excellence but it will be a wake up call for some Nigerian journalists who are already straying from the ethics of the profession due to the harsh economic condition”, Oshundun said.
Before her appointment she was the Acting Director, Outside Broadcasting Services at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN).