The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Saturday inaugurated the ‘Football Forever’ statue at the Teslim
Balogun Stadium, Lagos. According to the governor, football remains the most popular sport that unites nation. The statue is a 22ft tall sculpture of four players, two aside, standing on an eight-foot concrete pedestal, showcasing the passion of Nigerians for the beautiful game.
Ambode, who was represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Adebimpe Akinsola, described the statue as a monument of great value that describes the passion Lagosians and Nigerians have for sports, particularly football.
He said, “The monument seeks to educate Nigerian youths and all visitors to Lagos State that our passion for sports is not only captured by iconic infrastructure and competitions, but by artistic representation of creative minds.
“The monument reveals Lagosians’ dexterity in the game of football and projects our fitness and readiness for glory as it conveys vital sport education knowledge and the promotion of sports tourism in Lagos State.”