By Amaechi Agbo
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has presented a brand new 18-seater executive bus to the state’s chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in fulfillment of his campaign promises.
The Director-General, Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Oluwatoyin Gafar, made the presentation on behalf of the Governor to the Lagos SWAN Chairman, Debo Oshundun on Tuesday in Lagos.
Speaking at the short but colorful event, Sanwo-Olu said, “The gift is in fulfillment of the campaign promises in the area of sports development in Lagos state. Every promise made will be fulfilled.
The Director General of the Commission explained that “The bus is a reward for hardwork by the Lagos SWAN members. They truly worked to earn it and this is the recognition of their work.”
“The state government is desirous of human and capital development of sports which has formed one of the cardinal blueprints of the present government,’’ he said.
In his remarks during the presentation, Lagos SWAN Chairman, Debo Oshundun, commended the state government for fulfilling its promise, adding that the bus would be put to optimal use.”
“During the campaign tour by the Governor, he asked for our needs and we requested for some things, especially a befitting bus, and he has now delivered on his promises.”
Oshundun revealed that the bus would have been presented to the association few months ago, but the delay was occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.
“I can only thank the Lagos State Governor for keeping to his promises. It shows that he is a man of his words.”
“We have good relationships with the state government and we promise to continue to do so by contributing positively to the development of sports in the state,’’ he said.
“It is important that we place it on record that the Lagos State Government and the State Sports Commission have always been there for us all the time we need them.
Going down memory lane, Oshundun acknowledged that the state government came through for the association during the COVID-19 lockdown with a befitting palliative which ranked as one of the best in the country.
“We will deploy the bus as part of the image of the association for competitions, such as league matches, marathon races and other competitions,’’ Oshundun concluded.