The leadership of the Lagos State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (Lagos SWAN) has commended the reappointment of Oluwatoyin Gafaar (Bolowotan) as the Director General of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC).
In a release signed by its Chairman, Debo Oshundun, the body declared the announcement as a call to finish the good works he started before his voluntary resignation weeks ago in line with the directive given to all political aspirants holding public office.
“We welcome Gafaar back to the saddle he left few months ago. Truth be told, he along with the chairman of the sports commission achieved a lot while in charge.
” The various renovations completed and others presently ongoing across many sports facilities in Lagos State speaks volume of his drive and vision” for standard sports infrastructure in the state.
“During his tenure as the DG, Lagos for the first time hosted the Super Eagles after a very long time on their way to book their last African Cup of Nations ticket as well as the World cup ticket before the team relocated to Abuja”, Oshundun said.
Members of the most vibrant sports writing body in Africa congratulate the Lagos State Governor, His Excellency Babajide Sanwo-Olu for identifying excellence and rewarding result -oriented tenure with new responsibilities.
“We must congratulate His Excellency for putting the right peg in the right hole.
It is not in doubt that under Gafaar, grassroots sports in Lagos state got a fresh breath. More grassroots events were held in many associations, talents discovered and groomed for national events such as the National Youth Games and National Sports Festival”.
The body is optimistic that the bond forged between the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Sports Commission and Lagos SWAN will continue to grow and result in a win-win situation for all Lagosians.