. Gov Amdode with newly constituted State Sports Commission executives
The Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved with immediate effect, the dissolution of the 36 State Sport Associations excluding the State Football Association under the supervision of the Lagos State Sports Commission.
The dissolution, according to the Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, becomes necessary to enable the State Government to rejig and reposition the activities of all the Sports Associations in line with the vision of the state becoming the Sports hub of Africa.
The Sporting Associations which boards were dissolved are Athletics, Badminton, Baseball and , Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Chess, Darts, Fives, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Kick-boxing, Kung fu, Tennis, Rugby, Rowing and Yachting, Scrabble, Shooting.
Others are, Squash, Swimming, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Tug of war, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Volley-ball, Golf, Deaf sports, Para Sports, Traditional sports, Triathlon and Sports Medicine.
Speaking after the dissolution of the boards, Dr Tandoh said: “His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the dissolution of all the sports associations in line with the statutes that established the sports commission with the exception football in line with the FIFA statutes.