Ex-Reps Speaker, Dimeji Bankole Commissions SWAN Estate In Ogun, Charges Sports Writers On Future Investment - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Ex-Reps Speaker, Dimeji Bankole Commissions SWAN Estate In Ogun, Charges Sports Writers On Future Investment

Fmr. House of Reps Speaker, Rt. Hon. Dimeji Bankole (r) unveiling the commemorative plaque of the Ogun SWAN Estate

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 

ABEOKUTA - A former Speaker, House of Representatives,  Rt. Hon. Dimeji Bankole has charged sports writers in the country to prepare for their retirement by investing into something meaningful to secure their future.


Hon. Bankole gave the charge on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital at the commissioning of SWAN Estate by the Ogun state chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) held at Kobape.


The former speaker who commended the initiative of the SWAN Executive in the state for providing affordable land for their members, enjoined sports journalists to save for their future.


"This is a lofty idea. I want to commend the SWAN executive for facilitating this enduring legacy project.


"Nobody believes journalists especially sports writers can plan for this kind monumental  project. That is why I want to charge others journalists who have not gotten their land to do so now.


" You need to invest in yourselves and your future now, because if you don't, nobody will do that for you. Invest now when you still have the energy to run around."


In his welcome address, the SWAN Chairman,  Alhaji Hakeem Akintunde said the establishment of the SWAN Estate was to care for the welfare of his members in the state.


The SWAN Chairman urged all members of the association and other journalists in the state to avail themselves the opportunity.


While speaking, the Olu of Kobape, High Royal Highness, Oba Olufemi Taylor said the estate would open up development to the community. 


Oba Taylor therefore assured SWAN of peaceful coexistence with the villagers.


The CEO of the Estate partner, Splash Estate Limited, Victor Eniola Mark said the success story of the estate was in fulfillment of his company's promise to allocate land to the first 40 subscribers in December this year. 


Mark noted that, Splash Estate Limited as an integrity real estate developer, would continue to give Nigerians opportunity to become land owners with token amount. 


Other dignitaries who spoke at the ground breaking event are the Olu of Kobape, Oba Olufemi Alani Taylor, former SWAN National Secretary, Wale Alabi, former NUJ Zonal Secretary, Zone D, Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, CEO Splash Estate, Victor Eniola Mark among others. 

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