President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, as a member of the Federal Government delegation to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung, revealed this on Thursday when he led a delegation from the International Paralympics Committee on a courtesy visit to the governor at the Lagos House in Ikeja.
He said the appointment was in recognition of the massive investment and commitment to sports development which Governor Ambode exhibited in the last three years. Handing over the letter of appointment to the governor, the minister described Lagos as home to sports, saying it was gratifying that Ambode had repositioned sports as a catalyst for development and growth in the state.
He said, “The President’s approval of you as a member of that delegation is borne out of the conviction that you have been one of the governors that have invested heavily in sports and also supported sports. “Lagos is home to sports and so we are always here. We are always here because of the very friendly environment and a good relationship the Ministry enjoys with the Lagos State government.”