The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the sum of N10 million as government’s donation towards the rehabilitation of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) building inside the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos
The Executive Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh made the disclosure during a courtesy visit of a delegation of theCommission to the NOC premises.
Dr. Tandoh informed the Secretary General of the NOC, Mr. Olabanji Oladapo that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the donation of a sum of N10 million for the renovation in line with the commitment of the present administration to develop sports in the State.
He also thanked the Secretary-General for his great support towards the Table Tennis ITTF Nigeria Open and other events, appealing that he should leverage on his wealth of experience to improve the status of the Nigeria Olympic movement in Nigeria.
“The NOC must regain its rightful position in the realm of sporting affairs in the country”, Tandoh said.
He requested that coaches and other personnel should be considered for training in Olympic strategic courses to develop their skills in talent identification, grooming as well as sports administration.
In his response, Mr. Oladapo thanked Governor Ambode for his gesture to the NOC and appreciated the Lagos State Sports Commission for the visit and itscontinued support.
He assured the delegation that the Olympic family will do all that is necessary to assist every State in the country to develop sports.