Ogun State House of Assembly has begun consideration of two bills to encourage private sector participation in the provision of sporting facilities and development of sports in the state.
The bills seeking the establishment of the state sports commission and the state sports trust fund scaled through second reading during the house plenary in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
Opening debate on the sports commission bill, the house Youth and Sports Committee chairman, Sola Adams explains that the bill is aimed at ensuring effective running of various sporting associations with appointment of technocrats or seasoned administrators.
Also the house Deputy Majority Leader, Bashir Abdul says the bill will ensure proper supervision of various sporting activities and implementation of various sports policies of the State Government.
On the sports trust fund bill, The Youth and Sports Committee Chairman explains the bill is seeking to attract private sector participation in assisting the State Government to provide the funds for provision of sporting facilities at various stadia across the state.
The sport trust fund according to him, will assist the State Government with financial resources to motivate and prepare Team-Ogun Athletes for various sporting events in the country.
The state assembly speaker, Olakunle Oluomo referred the two bills to the house youths and sports development committee for further legislative action.