‘Renovated Elegbata complex will boost sports in Lagos Island’
Axxela Chief Operating Officer, Rasheed Olaoluwa believes the newly refurbished Elegbata Sports Complex in Lagos Island will drive sports development in the community. He also feels the complex will boost the country’s campaign for youth empowerment.
The Lagos State government on Wednesday commissioned the complex refurbished by Axxela Limited, a gas and power portfolio firm.Speaking at the event, which also served as the inauguration of it’s Greater Lagos IV gas pipeline network, Olaoluwa said the occasion reaffirmed the company’s desire to contribute to the growth of the state as a “burgeoning socio-economic landscape” and as trailblazers in the distribution of natural gas to industries.
“There remains a considerable demand for power generation, and this pipeline extension project will revitalize industrial development across the metropolis. We are also delighted to commission the sports complex, affirming our promise and always-on engagement of host communities in our areas of operation,” Olaoluwa said.
Representing Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos Sports Commission Chairman, Dr. Kweku Adedayo Tandoh said the governor applauded Axxela for the initiative and its role in boosting economic development in the state.
“I would like to thank Axxela for developing this sports facility, which indicates its firm commitment to the welfare of its host communities. This project is a welcome development for denizens of Elegbata, which signifies the many possibilities that abound from public and private partnerships and the significance of sports in the community.
The Lagos State Government is steadfast in the provision of world class facilities under the umbrella of tourism, entertainment, hospitality, and sports excellence together,” Tandoh said. In an exhibition game to open the complex, Olowogbowo Primary School beat Dele Ajomale Primary School 1-0. It was the first ever match held at the new facility.
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