The Lagos State Government (LASG) on Tuesday said it would provide viewing centres in three locations, Ajegunle, Alimosho and Mushin, for the World Cup matches during Russia 2018.
Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commssion (LSSC), Kweku Tandoh, said this at the 2018 ministerial press briefing at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja.
The ministerial press briefing was in commemoration of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode’s third year in office.
Tandoh said that the state government considered providing the viewing centres due to the importance of football.
According to Tandoh, the viewing centres will also give those who cannot afford to own a Pay TV decoder opportunity to view the matches.
“Lagos State government has concluded plans to construct viewing centres in three locations, Mushin Alimosho and Ajegunle, for the people in those areas to view the world cup.
“This will give opportunity to those that cannot afford the Pay TV to watch those matches live. This will give them a chance to watch those matches via the centres government will provide.
“We know the importance of football in the heart of the people, hence, the government has made the provision so that our people will enjoy the world cup,’’he said.