The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, (SWAN) Lagos State chapter has congratulated the Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his victory at the polls.
In a statement, the Lagos SWAN Chairman, Debo Oshundun, said the massive victory at the polls was a clear testament of the belief of Lagosians in the All Progressives Congress candidate to take the state to the next level.
The apex sports writing body in Nigeria said the mandate to lead the Centre of Excellence for the next four years is a great opportunity for him to leave his footprints on the sands of time.
“We sincerely congratulate Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for this massive victory. Emerging as one of the chosen few to rise to the level of leading one of the leading economies in Africa is a massive achievement and an opportunity that can only come once in a life time.”
Oshundun in his congratulatory message on behalf of the body said that the victory of the only gubernatorial candidate to interface with the association and the general sports community in Lagos during his campaign is a call to service.
“As a sports writing family and key stakeholder in the sports industry, we must commend the Governor-elect for being the only candidate who gave Sports development a special mention during his campaign.
“Recognizing sports as a key sector for a modern Lagos is something that is unprecedented and we are enthusiastic about what can be achieved in the next 4 years through sports in Lagos State.”
Lagos SWAN therefore pledges its willingness to partner with the Governor-elect to take sports development to greater heights in the state.
“We eagerly await a Lagos State of our dreams where grassroots sports development will play a major factor in youth empowerment in the state which boasts of over 20 million people,” Oshudun said.