Sanwo-Olu Dissolves Boards Of Sports Associations In Lagos
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved with immediate effect, the dissolution of the 40 Boards of Lagos State sports associations under the supervision of the Lagos State Sports Commission.
The Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Sola Aiyepeku, said the dissolution of the Boards became necessary to enable the state government to rejig and reposition the activities of all the sports associations in Lagos in line with the vision to become the sports hub not only in Nigeria but Africa.
The dissolved sports associations are as follows: Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Deaf Sports, Fives, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Kick-boxing, Kung fu, Rowing, Sailing and Canoeing, Rugby,Scrabble and Shooting.
Others include Sports Medicine, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Tug of War, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Para Athlethics, Para Power lifting, Para Soccer, Other Para Sports, Traditional Sports, and Archery.
The Executive Chairman however, commended and expressed the gratitude of the Lagos State Government and the Lagos State Sports Commission, to the chairmen and members of the dissolved Boards for their dedication and the voluntary services rendered towards the development of sports at the grassroots in the state.
P.M. EXPRESS understands that the new sports associations to be reconstituted will include new additional sports associations.