10th February, 2012
Lagos State Commissioner for Sports, Waheed Enitan Oshodi, has urged coaches and officials of the Adopt-A-Talent Sports Programme to give their best for the success of the programme.
Enitan, while representing the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola at the official launch of the programme on Tuesday at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, said that the coaches must be committed to the programme in order to bring the best out of the young athletes under their tutelage.
“I want to commend our coaches who are training these athletes. They are really doing a great job. But I want to urge them to continue doing their good work as the second phase of the project starts this month,” he said.
The former chairman Lagos Table Tennis Association commended Governor Fashola for approving four more sports which include judo, swimming, gymnastic and karate to make 10 sports in the programme.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Lagos State House of Assembly House Committee on Youth, Sports and Social Development, Babatunde Ayeni, has commended the efforts of the Principal Senior Special Assistant on grassroots Sports Development to the Governor, Prince ‘Wale Oladunjoye for initiating the programme.
Ayeni said he supported the programme because it aligns with his vision of regenerating Nigerian sports through grassroots sports.
He said the programme is also a means of empowering youths in the state.