The Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Writers Association (Lagos SWAN), Debo Oshundun has lauded the appointment of one of its members, John Joshua-Akanji as the Special Adviser Media to the Minster of Youth and Sports.
The Lagos SWAN chapter described the appointment of the former Editor of the Sun Newspapers as a round peg in a round hole.
Oshundun commended the Minister for his due diligence in getting a capable hand to work with.
He expressed confidence in Joshu-Akanji’s ability to get the job done as the media aide to the Minister.
“Joshua-Akanji is a staunch member of Lagos SWAN and one of those younger journalists look up to as a mentor.
We are glad that this highly respected and experienced journalist was deemed fit by the Honorable Minister, Sunday Dare for this very sensitive position.
”With over 25 years as a journalist, I’m confident that the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Journalism and Literature in English graduate is well suitable for the task.
“We must be doing something right in Lagos SWAN as our members have continued to play strategic roles. Patrick Omorodion was appointed by former Minister, Tammy Danagogo while Nneka Anibeze under Barrister Solomon Dalung and now Joshu-Akanji has been appointed by Sunday Dare,” Oshundun concluded.
Joshua-Akanji had stints with Kaduna State Media Corporation, Channels Television (Freelance), Murhi Television (MITV), Star FM, National Interest Newspapers, BBC, The Mirror Newspapers and Sun Newspapers where he rose to become the Editor of Soccer Star and Sporting Sun.