PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : December 18th, 2022


Have you ever walked by a group of people seating in front of a TV or a projector in an open space, yelling at the top of their voices in ecstasy and excitement and wondered to yourself how it made any sense why people will leave the comfort of your houses to sit in such a place to watch football. Well…you will never know until you experience it.

The above rightly captures the mood of residents of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency who trooped out in their numbers to the free Viewing centre donated by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the entertainment lovers in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency to watch the ongoing FIFA World Cup between France and Argentina which ended in favour of Argentina.

Push News 24 International reports that the initiative was well received and welcomed by members of the community as it became a place where every true football fan visited, and for the die-hards, every single experience is different, and for some its like watching the game live at the stadium.

Push News observed that the All Progressive Congress (APC), House of Representatives Candidate, Prince Lanre A. SANUSI ( PLS) who was physically present stressed that the establishment of the viewing centre is to enable residents of the FESTIVAL town have easy access to the FIFA games.

According to PLS, the centre was established with sponsorship from the Sanwo-Olu led administration. “It is part of our deliberate bid as a party and government to make entertaining a unifying link for our people ” PLS said.

According to the DG of PLS Campaign Organization, Hon Badmus, the viewing centres, which are adequately secured, are located at in a safe vincity in order to ensure comfort while viewing.

“The idea of bring entertainment closer to residents of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, is to ease the tension in the political space while ensuring more fun and entertainment, as fans watch.”

“more importantly, to connect to each other as football cut across class, ethnic and religious affiliations.”

PLS in his response to the media said “Viewing Centres are a place for all, a place where people from all walks of life come to enjoy the beautiful game of football irrespective of the clubs they support. For men, woman, boys or girls, the viewing center has become a community where genuine relationships are built solely on the shared love for football”.

On the health benefits of sporting the legislative hopeful said ” it takes away stress viewing centres are therapeutic, they serve their purpose as places where you can go, and for those fun filled 90 minutes, your body, mind and soul is completely focused on the game and away from the day’s stress and worry. The viewing centre is a place that helps you “forget about your sorrows; albeit momentarily”.

Politically the Awori born said ” its a happy place
Irrespective of the political party or aspirants you support or whether or not you win or lose, you never actually leave the viewing centre sad. The happiness and positivity that the viewing centre exudes is contagious. It further gave me the opportunity to interact with my constituents “