Sanwo-Olu stresses need for press freedom at commissioning of Adamimogo FM Station
Aides reiterate governor’s commitment to youths, sports development
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reiterated the inevitability of press freedom for democracy to thrive.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said this at the formal opening of Adamimogo 93.1 FM Radio Station in Lekki, which has a live and recording studio founded by the Planter of Christ Apostolic Church, Grace and Mercy Prayer Mountain, Prophet Sam Olu Alo.
The governor, however, directed that the station should operate with a difference, as well as ensuring dissemination of true information to the people of Lagos State and the world at large.
Alo, who was highly elated, said he was glad that God could use him to actively engage young people and help them showcase their talents, as the government alone cannot solve the problem of unemployment.
IN another development, Senior Special Assistant to Lagos State Governor on Sports, Mr. Anthony Adeyinka Adeboye, and Director-General of Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Oluwatoyin Gafar, yesterday, said that Sanwo-Olu is committed to sports and youths development, the reason he has invested so much in the sector since he came onboard.
They spoke at a media briefing to announce the 36th edition of Sanwo-Olu/Ajegunle Mock Nations Cup scheduled to commence from Saturday, January 7 to February 19, 2023, in Ajegunle.
Gafar said that the state government had been developing nine sports facilities simultaneously across the state, which according to him, would be completed before the end of the first term of Sanwo-Olu’s administration.
The Sports Commission DG, who further stated that about 20,000 youths would be participating in different sporting activities every morning, said that the sporting facilities would engage and revitalise the youths.
On his part, Adeboye said that the involvement of the governor in the tournament shows his commitment to sports and youths development.
He said that Sanwo-Olu would be present to watch the two teams play during the final on February 19.
He also said that the governor had promised yearly support for the competition to make it better each year.
Adeboye, therefore, promised that this year’s competition would be special.
A member of the organising committee, AbdoulBaq Ladi Balogun, said he decided to be part of the tournament because it is about his community and he is passionate about his community and youths development.