Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured that the state is ready to host the 2020 U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday received members of world football governing body FIFA in his office after Lagos was named as a potential host city for the competition.
The FIFA officials were led by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, AmajuPinnick.
The Governor said he was elated by the choice of Lagos as a potential host city of the football fiesta, a development that led to FIFA’s inspection of sporting facilities in the state.
He said, “Lagos is a whole lot of energy, with a lot of very resourceful, hospitable and dynamic people, who understand and appreciate the issues around hospitality. It is a state with population that has a lot of diversity. We are very excited that FIFA is considering hosting one of its very important tournaments, the U-20 Women World Cup, in Nigeria. By implication, Lagos is one of the host cities of this fiesta.
“We understand there will be a few concerns. As a government, we will give our assurances on all things required to make the event successful. We will ensure adequate security for all participants. We will also be supporting NFF and FIFA to ensure seamless transportation, accommodation and crowd management. We will do whatever would create an enduring experience for the visitors coming to the FIFA events.”