Lagos Sports Commission DG, Bolowotan, Executive Chairman, Others, Inspect Ita-Elewa Sports Complex, Igbogbo Stadium

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– Reiterates commitment to enhance sports development in the state.

The Director General of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Toyin Gafaar Bolowotan, on Tuesday, led the Executive Chairman, Sola Aiyepeku and members of the commission to visit the ongoing construction work at the Ita-Elewa Sports Complex, Ikorodu and Igbogbo Stadium.

Speaking with journalists after the inspection of the Ita-Elewa sports complex, Aiyepeku said the project is aimed at improving the growth of sports equitably across communities in Lagos State, describing the people of Ikorodu people as “passionate, sports loving Lagosians.”

He said the facilities at the complex included a 5-aside pitch, players’ dressing room, indoor halls for boardgames, among others.

Aiyepeku equally thanked Babajimi Benson, member House of Representatives representing Ikorodu Federal Consitituency, for investing in the project.

As regards to the newly constituted board of the commission, the Executive Chairman observed that the constitution was of a younger demography, of persons who aren’t just sports-minded but possess managerial experience.

“This decision is in line with Mr Governor’s resolve to enhance youth involvement in governance,” he said.

Reacting to a question on the promise made by the governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, that his administration will build a standard stadium in Ikorodu, Aiyepeku stated that the Commission had begun preliminary work but the advent of COVID-19 and its accompanying effects on the economy affected the process.

According to the Director General of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Toyin Gafaar Bolowotan, community stakeholders will be involved in the management of the sport facilities.

He said, “The projects belong to the people of Ikorodu and they will be part and parcel of the management.”

Bolowotan further reiterated the Commission’s passion for sporting engagements amongst children. He mentioned that owing to the pandemic, participation at these activities is limited, adding that the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration is doing incredibly well towards sports development in the state.

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