.Over Appointment As Special Adviser On Sports To Governor Ambode –
The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Lagos chapter, has congratulated Hon. Deji Tinubu, on his appointment as the Special Adviser on sports to Governor Akinwumi Ambode. Tinubu doubles as Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission in the State.
In a statement signed by the Secretary, Emma Njoku, chairman of the association, Fred Edoreh, described Tinubu’s appointment as ‘a square peg in a square hole’, stressing that he would steer Lagos State back to greater heights in sports.
Edore, who commended Governor Akinwumi Ambode for the choice of the ace sports journalist and former executive board member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as the Special Adviser on sports to the Governor, said the appointment clearly demonstrates the positive vision the present administration has for sports and, in deed, the youths in the state.
“On behalf of the executives and entire members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Lagos chapter, I wish to congratulate our colleague, Hon. Deji Tinubu, on his appointment,” the statement began.
“We at Lagos SWAN see the appointment as ‘a square peg in a square hole’ and strongly believe that sports would blossom in Lagos State under his watch giving his wealth of experience as a seasoned sports journalist and administrator,” Edoreh said.
“We sincerely commend His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, for the appointment which clearly demonstrates his vision to take sports in Lagos State to greater heights during his administration.
“We have no doubt that Tinubu will not only justify the confidence reposed in him by steering Lagos State back to the pinnacle of sports in the country, but also strengthen the long existing cordial relationship between Lagos SWAN and Lagos State government,” the statement concluded.