As part of efforts to develop grassroots sports, the former commissioner of sports in Ogun, Bukola Olopade has pledge to support Egba Sports Festival with five million naira.
Speaking at the stakeholders forum of Egba Sports development initiative stakeholders forum, the former commissioner urged the state governor to put more effort in developing sports in the state.
The founder of Lagos city Marathon added that he pledged to support a grassroots competition in Egba which will be tagged Egba Sports festival with five million Naira.
“I’m pledging 5 million Naira every year for this initiative to develop talents in Egba land,and it will be used for sporting events, it must be called Egba sports festival.” he added
According to Olopade, “I applaud the governor for that, when lekan whose stage name is laykon went to the house with one Intention to develop his music after coming with 2.1 in philosophy at UNILAG, he decided to use it for is music and a governor deemed it feet and give him bigger leverage, settled life so that it can focuses on his music and I found egba people criticizing the gesture of the governor it is ridiculous, as far as I’m concern Laykon is a egba man and he deserves what he got from the governor but more importantly I’m using this to appeal to the governor to do more for sports” he said
Also, the state commissioner of youths and sports, Kehinde Oludare disclosed that their are different programs planned in developing talents from the grassroots.
“We have lots of programs in place and committee has been put in place to bring back glory to this sector, We are putting back in all our stadia an Olympic size swimming pool, we need to contribute to the development of sports in Ogun” he said