Lagos sports commission says netball court ready

Lagos sports commission says netball court ready

On Wednesday, Oluwatoyin Gafaar, the Lagos State Sports Commission director-general, said the ultra-modern netball court and Olympic-size swimming pool built by the state government at Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, were ready to be inaugurated.

Gafaar said this in an interview on the sidelines of the African Sitting Volleyball Championships at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

Mr Gafaar noted that Lagos was investing heavily in sports infrastructure to cater to its surging population and to arrest youth restiveness.

“Lagos state, with its new status as the ninth biggest state, needs a lot of attention, especially in infrastructure and, most importantly, sports infrastructure.

“In this wise, the Lagos state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has deemed it fit as part of his all-inclusive sports drive along with his THEME plus agenda to invest heavily in sports infrastructure to cater for the needs of the state,” he stated.

Mr Gafaar noted that the state had invested in sitting volleyball post-COVID-19 pandemic, stressing that “our next sport is netball.”

“We now have a befitting Netball court constructed at Rowe Park, Yaba, ready. The netball sport will be our next catch and we are making everything ready to make it appealing to our youths who will want to explore the sport,” he said.


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