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Lagos SWAN Applauds Gov. Sanwo-Olu ; Lagos State Govt To Take Responsibility For Nwosu’s treatment

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been commended by the leadership and entire body of the Lagos State Sports Writers Association of Nigeria for taking responsibility for former Nigerian international, Henry Nwosu’s treatment.

A statement released by leadership of the body led by Debo Oshundun, said the noble gesture is a testament to the government’s policy towards sports development and recognition of the labours of past heroes.

“The last few weeks had been troubling for us when we heard about the predicament of Nwosu, also a friend of Lagos SWAN. Through the reports of our members, we have drawn attention to his plight and elicited responses.”

“We sincerely thank the Lagos State Government led by His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for volunteering to take up the full cost of his medical bills as a way of saying thank you to Nwosu who brought smiles to the faces of Nigerians as a player and coach.”

“We are grateful to the governor for always coming to the assistance of our retired athletes in the area of welfare. It would be recalled that Gov. Sanwo-Olu gave Chioma Ajuwa a two-bedroom flat and Patrick Pascal a three-bedroom flat for making the country proud,” Oshundun said.

In the same vein, Lagos SWAN thanked the former national team captain, Segun Odegbami who escalated the health condition of Nwosu.

Nwosu was the youngest member of Nigeria’s victorious 1980 African Nations Cup squad and scored the only goal for Nigeria at the 1980 Olympics.

The midfield mercurial participated at the 1982, 1984 and 1988 African cup of Nations.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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