The National Secretariat of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has set March 20 as deadline for the completion of online registration of old and new members for the year 2017.
According to a statement signed by the secretary general, Olawale Lawanson Alabi, the deadline is to allow the National Secretariat collate names of applicants and send to the leadership of their respective state chapters for verification, before the final granting of membership or revalidation of status.
This will lead to the issuance of ID cards for members either as Full, Associate or Veteran Members of the association within days.
This process, adopted in line with what is obtainable at the International Sports Press Association (AIPS), will see the national secretariat printing the cards only after the verification by the state chapters.
The registration exercise demands that members visit the Association’s website (www.swannational.com) to fill in their details after the payment of N3, 500 only to the bank to cover annual dues and production of ID card.
The National Secretariat had in its earlier statement directed that payment be made only to the Association’s membership dues/cards account at Diamond Bank with number 0086947977 and name Sports Writers Association of Nigeria.
Members/applicants are thereafter expected to fill in their details in the new order that will also lead to the collation of data for the Association’s membership register.
Further enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 08033427986, 08033492645, or the SWAN National Secretariat at Corporate Suite 20, Main Bowl, Package A, National Stadium, Abuja.