•Appoints Agbesanwa as DG Lagos Sports Commission

By Monsuru Olowoopejo

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday said his administration will introduce strategies to take the teeming unemployed youths off the streets of Lagos.

Akinwunmi Ambode

Meantime, Ambode approved the appointment of Mr. Ayo Agbesanwa as the Director General, Lagos State Sports Commission. The governor who disclosed this while commissioning the newly reconstructed multi- purpose Onikan Youth Centre, Lagos Island Local Government, lamented that priority attention had not been given to the nation’s youth over the years.

He stressed that the nation’s youths need the support of both the public and private sectors to excel in different areas of their endeavour.
Explaining some of the strategies, Ambode said “the government will be introducing new incentives for businesses in Lagos to enable them grow, support the society and take more of our youths off the streets. As a government, we will continue to explore ways to create an enabling environment to make your businesses thrive.”

Speaking on the centre, the governor noted that the youth center will assist the state government in its quest to make the youths productive.

His words “The choice of a Recreation Centre as your contribution to the society is very welcome because this is the key thrusts of our administration. This centre will positively engage our young boys and girls and help them to channel their abundant energies towards productive ventures.

“Ultimately, centres such as this will serve as a rallying point for the conception of great ideas and unleashing of potentials in all areas of human endeavours,” Ambode added.

On appointment
Ambode in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, reiterated his commitment to revive sports development in the state, adding that Agbesanwa’s years of experience in the field will be key to driving the objectives.


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