Member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2, Honourable Jude Idimogu, has advocated the need for grassroots development of sports in the state.
Idimogu was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the Adejumo Tennis and Sports Development Club held at the club’s facility in Oke Afa, Ejigbo stating that there is need for the state to make sure there is an upsurge in the way sportsmen and women are recruited at the grassroots.
He also gave kudos concerning the facility disclosing that it can even also help in the discovery of future talents. He noted that the facilities of the club were being utilized and promised to draw the attention of Lagos government to it.
“If utilized, the club facilities will help us develop sports activities from the grassroots, which will in turn help Lagos to do well in sports festivals.
“I am a member of this constituency and as a member of sports committee in the state Assembly, I will assist the club by drawing government’s activities here and helping to promote sports at the grassroots.”
Also Speaking at the occasion was the newly inaugurated president of the club, Alhaji Adegboyega Sanni who also noted that the government needs to encourage sporting activities at local levels.
According to him, supporting sporting activities at the local level will aid the youths to positively channel their energy to things that will be of greater benefit to the local area.
Sanni said that the club’s new executive members have an 11- point agenda, which includes increase in facilities, improve on the existing ones, encourage children and women to be active participants, to hold seminars on benefits of sporting activities to social and economic life and to assist the government at the local level to ensure that youths use their energy for positive ventures.
He also disclosed that the club will need the sponsorship of corporate bodies and government to actualize some of the goals and called on them to assist them when the need arises.