Sallah: Frontline SWAN Secretary-General Candidate Felicitates With Muslims 

Sallah: Frontline SWAN Secretary-General Candidate Felicitates With Muslims 

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As muslims in Nigeria join others in part of the world to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, a Chieftain of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Amb. Ikenna Okonkwo, has send out felicitations especially to the sporting Journalists in parts of the country.

Amb. Okonkwo, currently Editor Online, Blueprint Newspapers who is also a top Secretary-General Candidate for the upcoming SWAN National election in a statement on Tuesday June 27, 2023 in Abuja enjoined Muslim Ummah to remain dedicated and show more kind gestures, in line with what the season represents.

He equally urged Christians and others to be more accommodating in ensuring peaceful co-existence at all times.

The statement further said, “Eid-el-Kabir is a season that calls for rededication to the cause of mankind, to appreciate the gift of life and to imbibe the virtues of tolerance, understanding and good neighbourliness.

“This season also calls for rededication to the cause of mankind, to appreciate the gift of life and to imbibe the virtues of tolerance, understanding and good neighbourliness.

“As media professionals, particularly in the sports industry at this time, we should focus more on the things that bind us and promote healthy exchanges in a bid to champion a professional body that works for all of us especially as we approach our National Election to determine our new set of leaders.

“In the spirit of the season, we as members of Fourth Estate of the Realm need to reflect deeper, on the values that rekindle our resolve to uphold the tenets of our media practice at this time and always.

“Ofcourse, reflecting on the essence of sacrifice and humility that Prophet Ibrahim in obedience to God for the promotion our common existence as Sports Journalists. 

“On a personal note, I look forward to sharing things, mostly edible with our Muslims brothers in parts of the country on the Sallah days. For those who travelled for Hajj, I wish you all Safety and Blessings at the holy ground and Safe journey back home. Eid Mubarak!”

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