The Lagos State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria have concluded plans to honor the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at its 2021 Award Night ceremony.
The Award which is for Excellence for Accelerated Sports Development will be conferred on Sanwo-Olu for his immense contribution to sports development in the state since he took over as the Executive Governor of Lagos state in 2019.
This was disclosed by the Lagos State SWAN Chairman, Debo Oshundun during a press conference outlining the various events to take place marking the 2021 Bet9ja Lagos SWAN Week holding between Friday, 3rd of December and Friday, 10th of December.”.
“His effort to reposition sports as a major tool for entertainment and tourism in line with his campaign agenda tagged THEME has not gone unnoticed.”
“Under his watch, the Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson Sports Centre which recently played host to the Super Falcons’ World Cup qualifiers as well as the Aisha Buhari Cup was completed and commissioned”.
It will be noted that the Lagos State Government also facilitated the return of the Super Eagles to its natural habitat following the regressing and renovation of the Teslim Balogun stadium which has brought a new lease of life to all stakeholders in the sports and hospitality business.
Others to be honored include the Lagos State Sports Commission as well as Chairman of Bet9ja (leading Sports Betting Company in Nigeria), Otunba Kunle Soname who also doubles as Remo Stars Football Club owner.
The award ceremony comes up at the Lagos SWAN Secretariat situated inside the National Stadium Complex on Friday, 10th of December, 2021.