From introducing and organising the Lagos Sports Summer Camp in conjunction with professionals, held for two seasons (with Ikorodu as one of the three host cities), plus the construction of 10 Stadiums across Lagos State including Igbogbo Stadium,
Hon Oluwatoyin Gafaar Bolowotan highlighted his numerous accomplishments as Lagos sports DG, touching down at Ikorodu west LCDA on the 11th of May 2022.
Received by LGA ward members and excos, the former Lagos sports commission boss reiterated how he facilitated 104 direct jobs into the State Civil Service and 50 other Adhoc staff employment and also ensured the employment of professional State coaches where 25 additional coaches were engaged.
Bolowotan continued, “I secured the increment of athletes grant to our sportsmen and women. This also included an upgrade of welfare packages for all athletes representing Lagos”.
“Not to forget how I facilitated Lagos State Government Financial Support to Team Lagos Athletes who qualified for the last Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. This includes Ikorodu’s Seye Ogunlewe and Ahmed Koleosho plus the facilitation of a Hiace bus by the State Government to the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria”.
On a larger scale, Bolowotan who was very instrumental in the last AFCON Nations cup qualifying matches further stated how he facilitated the return of the National team to Lagos after 20 years.
“It is all about productivity, that’s why I was also able to ensure the creation of additional 3 State Sports Associations in addition to existing ones, I facilitated the upgrading of all Lagos State-owned Sports facilities”. Gafaar Bolowotan asserted
The former sports boss continues to garner more support from the integral axis of Ikorodu constituency 1 while building his backing base across the local communities.
Bolowotan, who has been on his ward tour for approximately 3 weeks has left no stone unturned (consulting the grassroots) as the primary elections draw closer.