30th December, 2011
Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fasola (SAN), has commended the chairman of the Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame, LBHF, Wale Edun, for his contributions to the development of amateur boxing in the state.
The governor poured encomium on the LBHF topshot on Boxing Day at the 26th Saturday Monthly Boxing Show and the 3rd Governorâ€™s Belt which was held at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park, Lagos.
The governor extolled Edun for his contributions to the development of amateur boxing in the state through the Saturday Monthly Boxing Show.
The governor said that the presence of numerous boxing clubs at the event is an indication that amateur boxing is growing in the state.
â€œWe have revived amateur boxing in Lagos State. Looking at todayâ€™s programme, I see a lot of boxing clubs. From Epe to Ikorodu, we can see that everybody is involved in amateur boxing,â€ said Governor Fasola.
â€œI thank Mr. Edun for taking the initiation. He deserves a round of applause. We will like to see him involve in other sports like table tennis, swimming which are people-driven,â€ added Governor Fasola.
The dignitaries that graced the event included Enitan Osodi, Commissioner of Sports in Lagos State,
Prince Wale Oladunjoye, Special Assistant to the governor on grassroots sports, Mr. Wale Edun, LBHF chairman, and Remi Aboderin, Secretary, Nigeria Boxing Board of Control.