Sanwo-Olu Scores Another Point, Donates Sports Equipment To Lagos Schools

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government through Lagos State Sports Trust Fund on Thursday distributed various sporting equipment to public secondary schools through the six Education Districts.

 This gesture was made possible because of the vision of the Lagos State Sports Commission to bring back sports into the school curriculum.

 Lagos State Sports Commission is an integral part of the sports trust fund in order to bring synergy into sports through adequate funding and effective administration.

 The donation of sports equipment, Newsbreak gathered, is an idea brought on the table by Lagos State Sports Commission to promote Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s government of inclusiveness in sports development at the grassroots, this time to promote schools sports in the state.

 It is also as a result of the influence of the Executive Chairman and Director General of the Sports Commission, Sola Aiyepeku and Oluwatoyin Gafaar respectively, who are on the Board of the Lagos State Sports Trust Fund; the first time, that made such an initiative to see the light of the day.

 The sports equipment purchased from funds raised by the Lagos State Sports Trust Fund, an agency created by Law in 2018 by the Lagos State Government, on the advice of the Lagos State Sports Commission, were handed over to the Tutor-General/Permanent Secretaries of the six Education Districts at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja.

In his keynote address, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, represented by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Gboyega Soyombo, commended the Board of the Lagos State Sports Trust Fund for the intervention and the distribution of the various equipment to the schools.

 This intervention according to Governor Sanwo-Olu will re-invigorate the school sports in Lagos State, and add to the physical well-being of students in Lagos’ public secondary schools.

He added that the Governor had raised the Trust Fund target from N10bn to N20bn to be sourced from the private sector and spirited individuals in Lagos State for the provision of sports infrastructure for the benefit of Lagosians.

 Presentation and handing over of the various sports equipment to the Tutor-General / Permanent Secretaries of the six Educational Districts were done by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Chairman, Lagos State Sports Trust Fund, Olufemi Pedro, Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Sola Aiyepeku, Director-General Lagos State Sports Commission, Oluwatoyin Gafaar, Wahid Enitan Oshodi, one of the Board Member, Lagos State Sports Trust Fund amongst others.

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