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Lagos to get new sport associations soon

There are strong indications that the Lagos State Government would soon inaugurate the board of the 36 sports associations to ensure that the aim of making the state a sports hub comes into fruition.

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A source close to the Lagos State Sports Council (LSSC) to Sportinglife.ng that the lists have already been submitted to the Governor’s office, assuring that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode would approve them (lists) as soon as checks are carried out.

“I can confirm to you that the lists have been submitted to the Governor and what we are waiting now is approval. Those on the boards are the best around and I am sure that they have the wherewithal to moves their respective sports forward.

“The Governor has said that he wants to make the state a sports hub as well as tourism and those who have been listed are those who can help the Governor actualise that dream,” the source added.      

It is recalled that the Governor approved the dissolution of the board of the 36 sports associations under the supervision of the LSSC excluding the state football association.

The boards had spent over six years and the dissolution became necessary to rejig and re-position the activities of the associations in line with the new law and vision of the LSSC.

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