Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development Waheed Enitan-Oshodi has expressed satisfaction over the turnout of Eko 2012.
spectators at the various venues of the ongoing National Sports Festival tagged ‘Eko 2012’.
Speaking yesterday at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Yaba, the Commissioner who watched the Lagos women’s basketball team thrash Ondo by 84-34 points said that he was hopeful of more turnout in the days ahead.
He said, “I have gone round all the centres and I could see that Lagosians have been coming out in their large numbers to watch the events as they unfold. I am highly impressed and I am using this opportunity to commend them for the support they are giving all the athletes so that they can perform optimally. Hopefully, things will improve and more people will find time to visit the venues and enjoy the sport of their choice,” he said.
The highly excited Commissioner also expressed confidence that Team Lagos will excel in all the events they will participate in, adding: “Maybe I should use this opportunity to correct a notion because some people have been saying that Lagos is hosting not to win. I can’t even remember when we made such a statement. I think what the Governor was trying to say is that Lagos is not going to win at all costs – meaning that we are not going to win by foul means because we believe that a festival of this magnitude should be a free and fair competition where young talents could be discovered for future national assignments.
“Our athletes have worked very hard in the last one year and with that level of preparation coupled with home support, one would definitely be confident that Lagos will claim lots of medals in this festival.”