The Lagos State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (Lagos SWAN) have commended the reappointment of Oluwatoyin Gafaar (Bolowotan) as the Director General of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC).
In a statemwnt signed by its Chairman, Debo Oshundun, the association said the reappointment was a call to finish the good works he started. Gafaar had voluntary resigned weeks ago in line with the directive given to all political aspirants holding public office.
“We welcome Gafaar back to the saddle he left a few months ago. Truth be told, his partnership with the chairman of the sports commission achieved a lot while he was 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 hosted the Super Eagles after a very long time on their way to book their last African Cup of Nations ticket and played some World cup qualifiers matches before the team relocated to Abuja”, Oshundun said.
Members of the most vibrant sports writing body in Africa also congratulated 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 courtesy of the synergy between the LSSC leadership and the Lagos state government. 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.