The vision of the Lagos State Sports Commission to bring Sports back to the Curriculum of Schools in Lagos State has started yielding possitive results as the Lagos State Sports Trust Fund distributed various Sporting Equipment to Public Secondary Schools in Lagos through the Six (6) Education Districts in the State.
The idea is the brainchild of the Lagos State Sports Commission, to promote Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Government of inclusiveness in Sports Development at the Grassroots. It is also worthy of note that the gesture is as a result of the influence of the the Executive Chairman and Director General, @lagossportscomm, Sola Aiyepeku and Oluwatoyin Gafaar, on the Board of the Lagos State Sports Trust Fund; the first time such an initiative will be taken.
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 (6 ) 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 Public Secondary Schools in Lagos.
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 raised from the private sector and well 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 (6) Educational Districts were done by the Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor of Lagos State, Gboyega Soyombo, 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, Board Member, Lagos State Sports Trust Fund amongst others .