Lagos to Commission Olympic-size Swimming Pool at Rowe Park

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced that the reconstructed Olympic-size swimming pool, warm-up pool, and a 250-seater spectator’s stand at Rowe Park Sports Centre will soon be commissioned for public use.

Speaking at the distribution of sports equipment to schools by the Lagos State Sports Trust Fund (LSSTF), the Governor praised LSSTF’s commitment to youth development through sports.

The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Bolaji Ogunlende lauded the management of LSSTF for their understanding of the place of sports in the overall development of the youths.

“Besides the equipment being distributed, the LSSTF has finally completed the reconstruction of an Olympic-size swimming pool, warm-up pool, and a 250-seater spectator’s stand at Rowe Park Sports Centre, Yaba.

This project will soon be commissioned, and it is expected that the number of medals in swimming for the State will triple in future swimming competitions.
He added: “LSSTF has equally rehabilitated five outdoor sports courts and the construction of additional showers and toilets for our athletes at Rowe Park, Yaba. This facility is currently in use. All these are geared towards diverting the attention of the youths from negative vices and grooming as well as developing future champions for our dear State.”

He, however, assured that “LSSTF is desirous of constructing sports centres in each of the Education Districts. The sign-off has been obtained from the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in conjunction with six tutor generals in the education districts. The LSSTF is currently raising funds from donors for this project, whilst preliminary works are ongoing.”

For the Executive Secretary of LSSTF Olaposi Agunbiade, the projects and donations would not have been possible without the huge support from the Governor as well as donors.
Among the donors of LSSTF include Lagos State Lotteries and Gaming Authority, Sterling Bank Plc, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, LASACO Assurance Plc, Oke Oyerinde & Co, Guinness Nig. PLC, Akin Olawore & Co among others.

“Your generosity has enabled us to distribute all the sports equipment to public secondary schools across the six education districts, State Technical Colleges, and the five tertiary institutions in Lagos State. Your investment in our youth's future is invaluable. Your commitment to promoting sports development in Lagos State is truly commendable,” Agunbiade said.

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