Oluwatoyin Gafaar, the Director-General (D-G) of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), commended Governor Olusola Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday for what he described as lofty achievements in sports development in Lagos in 2023.
Gafaar gave the commendation in an exclusive interview while reflecting on the journey of the sports commission for the 2023 calendar year.
The LSSC boss said that the various achievements made by the sports commission were made possible through the unrelenting support from the Lagos state government.
"It has been an eventful year for us at LSSC; the events showcased our commitment, strength, and unity. Also, we are passionate about what we did.
"We are proud of all our efforts, and to God be the glory. After this, we want to say a big thank you to the Lagos State Sports-loving Governor Olusola Sanwo-Olu for always being there for us and always coming to our aid at all times.
"Whenever we call, he always heeds our cry; Governor Sanwo-Olu has shown us love, especially for the children, because he understands that sports are for the youths.
"Our governor is neck-deep in supporting sports activities in Lagos State, knowing that sports remain one of the avenues to actively engage the youths and take them off the streets," he said.
Gafaar also stated that the THEME agenda has been helpful in promoting the course of sports and girl child education in the state, hence, massive investment in sports.
"This heavy investment is in line with the THEME agenda of the governor, which also includes the education of the girl child in a holistic approach that also includes sports.
"We have staged many sporting events with the support of the governor, including the Youths Games, Para Games, training of athletes, among other things, and we can also see massive sports infrastructure ongoing in Lagos State.
"We have a mandate to keep Lagos in the forefront of sports activities in Nigeria, which is not so in other climes, and we are enjoying this leverage because we have a supportive governor," he said.