While Team Lagos athletes are busy in action for their darling state in Asaba, Delta State for the 7th National Youth Games, the Executive Governor of the state, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, despite his busy schedules, still find time to also monitor events.
Thursday afternoon, the Governor could not hide his admiration of the performance of the athletes at the Games and the results coming in.
Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, himself a sports lover, took to his Official Social Media handles to tell the world how he has been so happy seeing the boys and girls doing the state proud in various sports they are competing in.
“I am very proud of the representatives of #TeamLagos at the National Youth Games in Asaba, Delta State. They’re bringing home medals in diverse sports, from swimming to weightlifting,” Sanwo-Olu wrote in one of the posts.
The Governor said he recognised the power of sports, hence his administration’s support to the programmes of the Lagos State Sports Commission at all times.
“Sports wield the power to unite society, serving as a catalyst for change and growth,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu particularly mentioned the youngest athletes in Team Lagos, Funmilayo Beauty Oyero, who is among the youngest featuring in this year’s Games.
She is an eight-year-old golfer who dazzles on the course while playing this elite game at the Ibori Golf Club in Asaba.
“It is also impressive to discover 8 year old golfer Funmilayo Beauty Oyero of #TeamLagos, the youngest athlete at the ongoing games in Asaba. She completed 18 holes in over 5 hours starting her golf journey at a very early age” Sanwo-Olu said.
While concluding his post, the Governor reiterated his administration to use sports as a key to social development and the empowerment of the teeming youths of the state, adding that “Sports is a vital component of our #THEMES+ agenda, and we’re committed to leading Lagos in nurturing the next generation of superstar athletes in Nigeria.”