The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter (Lagos SWAN), has commended the Lagos State Government’s choice of Oluwatoyin Gaffar Bolowotan as the new Director General of the Lagos State Sports Commission.
Lagos SWAN said Bolowotan’s appointment by his Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was a testimony of the governor’s good intention for grassroots sports development.
Speaking on behalf of the association, the Chairman, Debo Oshundun, commended Sanwo Olu for putting a round peg in a round hole.
“Bolowotan who is a renowned football club owner and sports administrator is not an alien to sports management and administration.
‘This, we believe is a new dawn for athletes in Lagos State as his years of experience will reflect on athletes’ welfare and be a source of motivation to them”.
Oshundun said that members of Lagos SWAN have always been at the forefront of the clamour for the appointment of professional stakeholders into key administrative positions in sports sector.
“If government will not always appoint unqualified persons as Commissioner of Health because of the importance attached to it, then government at all levels must also pay special attention to the choices in the sports sector.”
Meanwhile, the body also congratulate Bolowotan on his appointment while describing him as a “Child of Necessity”.
SWAN expressed optimism that his appointment will arrest the dwindling fortunes of sports and grassroots sports development in Lagos State.