In commemoration of the World Sports Journalist Day twenty, twenty-one, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, FCT Chapter has sued for improved ethical values among professionals and enhanced take home packages at work places.
The chairman of SWAN at Abuja, Comrade Ndubueze Chidoka, in press statement signed by the secretary, Ikenna Okonkwo, observed that poor welfare for sports media practitioners has led to desperation among professionals, who struggle to survive.
He said a situation where some Journalists see sports as freebies must be discouraged.
Comrade Chidoka, urged SWAN members particularly in the FCT to seek to diversify instead of being over-dependent so as not to present themselves as tools in the hands of anyone when they do their jobs.
World Sports Journalist Day is set aside to celebrate the foundation of International Sports Press Association, AIPS, which aims at acknowledging and encouraging sports journalists to do their work better.
It also marks the anniversary of AIPS, established in nineteen, twenty-four with its headquarters in Switzerland.
In nineteen ninety four, AIPS introduced World Sports Journalists Day to celebrate the anniversary of its establishment.