By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi
Sports Journalists in Bauchi state registered with the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) have been directed to henceforth Boycott all activities of the State owned Wikki Tourists FC until further notice.
The directive was issued on Sunday by the leadership of SWAN in the state in a press release signed by the Secretary, Bala Bawaji Konkiyel copies of which was made available to news men.
The release reads, “Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Bauchi State chapter, expresses its dismay with the management of Wikki Tourist football club of Bauchi over the unending disregard for Sports Journalists in Bauchi”.
SWAN further stated that, “The development by the Club is causing hindrance to members in carrying out their legitimate duties whenever the team is playing its home matches at the Abubakar Tafawa Stadium” .
“Therefore, the leadership of the Sports Writers Association has directed all its members to boycott reporting all activities of Wikki Tourists with immediate effect”, the release further contained.
It added that, “the Boycott will remain until discussions are held with the Management of Wikki Tourists FC towards finding a lasting solutions to the lingering problems” .
All efforts to get reaction on the development for the management of Wikki Tourists FC failed as the Media Officer, Nasiru Abdullahi Kobi neither answer the call put through his phone line neither did he respond to the sms sent to the number.