….will open doors for investors, says Yishawu
The Lagos State House of Assembly has said that a bill for a law to provide for Lagos State Sports Commission (Amendments) Law, 2021, when passed, would create job opportunities for the unemployed youths in the state.
Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Speaker, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa disclosed this during plenary on Tuesday when the amended bill scaled through second reading.
Obasa said that the bill, when passed into law, would engage the youth and take them away from the streets.
According to him, I think we should utilize this opportunity, and we must put everything in this bill to make it work. I also call on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to do everything to make the bill achieve the purpose it is meant for.
The Speaker stated that if the state had put the law in place before now, the EndSARS protest wouldn’t have happened. “sporting facilities should also be put in place for swimming, table tennis amongst others so that we could have our own sports men and women.
“It is a good bill and I am passionate about it. Let’s inject more into sports and some structures will start growing,” he said.
The Bill is for a law to amend the Lagos State Sports Commission Law, 2017 and to promote youths development in Lagos State.
The Speaker therefore committed the bill into the House Committee on Sports, which was told to report back to the House on Monday.
Earlier, in his contribution, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu, representing Eti-Osa Constituency 02 said “By putting prizes on our sports/games, will open doors for investors, while young participants would enjoy life changing opportunities. This will result in boom for our economy as well.”
According to him, the beauty of sports is basically for the youth and by addressing sports; we are solving youth problems. The amendment in the bill is apt and timely.
Yishawu explained further that the sections in the bill that deal with hunting for talents and games were important.
“With this bill, we have turned sports into business because it will open doors for investors,” he added.
Other lawmakers, who contributed to the debate on the bill, called for the building of stadia in all the districts in the state and supported the passage of the amended bill.
The House subsequently adjourned sitting to Monday, 8th February, 2021.