Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has been named as a member of the Federal Government delegation to this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The tournament is scheduled to start on Thursday, June 14.
This was revealed by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung when he led a delegation from the International Paralympics Committee (IPC) on a courtesy visit to Governor Ambode at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday.
Dalung also presented Governor Ambode with his letter of appointment as he praised his numerous contributions to the growth of Sports.
In his words, Solomon Dalung said: “Your Excellency, I want to inform you that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved you as one of the members of the Federal Government delegation that would be leading and representing him and other Nigerians in Russia at the World Cup.”
“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 and the fraternity of the government and people of Lagos is one of the major reasons why we will often visit the governor when the occasion demands.” Dalung said.