The Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon Speaker Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa has commended the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria SWAN, Lagos state chapter for its consistent, commitment and advocacy towards sports growth in Lagos state.
This was made known in Lagos at the Assembly Complex in Alausa, as he received the Caretaker Executive Committee headed by Aron Akerejola during a courtesy visit to the Rt.Hon. Speaker.
The leader of the most prestigious House of Assembly in Nigeria hailed the Caretaker Executive Committee for its outstanding performance to ensure that sports continue to gain better recognition and necessary attention needed.
He said, it is no doubt, Lagos state government has continued to play special role for sports development growth and also ensuring that Lagos State becomes a universal sports hub and home of luxury for many athelets across the world.
The Speaker who is representing Agege Constituency I at Lagos State House of Assembly said he is highly impressed with the level of innovations and futuristic framework the Caretaker Secretary, Olatutu Oladunni has analysed before him on behalf of Lagos SWAN as this had really proven that it is going to be a realistic vision that will also add good value to Lagos State.
He appreciated the Caretaker Executive Committee during its familiarization tour and promised that Lagos House of Assembly will continue to offer his unique and unrelenting support as this will enhance better integration and smoother synergy between Lagos State House of Assembly, Lagos State Government and the sports writing family.
Obasa, while being decorated and honoured with a Fellowship Award of Recognition by the Caretaker Executive Committee and receiving the newly unveiled kit of Lagos SWAN branded in SPEAKER 01, expressed his utmost happiness and appreciation towards Lagos SWAN.
“Sports has always been a great tool of success for any progressive society, and is also a great weapon of peace and blessings for a rising nation,” the Speaker enthused.
Obasa revealed that the only thing that cuts across all races, sentiment, tribes, colour, gender and religions is sports.
He said he will try to ensure sports continues to get more consideration and relevance.
Obasa responded that sports is a great investment that really need to be utilised effectively ranging from the sports kits, promotion of various tournaments, just as he advised the Lagos State Sports Commission accommodate every sports without any sentiment.
He said one his major sports projects, the annual Obasa Cup will be held very after it was stopped due to the outbreak of coronavirus in 2020.
He urged all sports journalist not to give up but to continue to do more. He promised his full support to Lagos SWAN.
In response, the Secretary Caretaker Executive Committee, Olatutu Oladunni commended the Speaker for his unrelenting support and commitment towards sports development growth in Lagos state.
She explained that there is need to create a more productive integration between Lagos Assembly and Lagos SWAN, add that there is need to continue to embrace sports as it is an unquantifiable investment that can add more gains to the IGR of Lagos State.
Olatutu praised the Speaker for several bills on sports the Lagos Assembly has passed into laws in time past which are yielding positive results today..