The scrapping of Lagos State Ministry of Sports, Youth and Social Development by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in June this year is already taking its toll on the existing structures and personnel of the former ministry.
An investigation at the seat of the state government in Alausa, Ikeja, revealed that former Ministry of Sports inside the secretariat has been moved to the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, where it was learnt the new Lagos State Sports Commission will now have its headquarters.
A source, who pleaded for anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the new development, said that the plan of Governor Ambode is to have the Lagos State Sports Commission taking the format of the National Sports Commission, NSC, at the federal level where there is a Chairman who heads the Commission and a Director General, DG, who serves as the Permanent Secretary.
“We are going to have a Chairman and a DG here in Lagos State Sports Commission. For now the Permanent Secretary office has been scrapped, while we are waiting for the appointment of the Chairman and the DG any moment from now,” the source said.
Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos
It was also gathered that the Lagos State Sports Commission when it fully comes into operation will have one principal official for each department in the commission unlike in the past where the former Ministry of Sports and the Lagos State Sports Council had separate heads of departments. To this end, every department will now have a head that will be at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
“We now have one Accountant, one Administration Officer at Teslim Balogun Stadium instead of one for the Ministry at Alausa and another one at Mobolaji Johnson Sports Complex, Rowe Park, Yaba. This is also applicable to other heads of departments across board. The office …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper