Governor Inspects Ongoing Construction, Renovations At Kwara Stadium

By Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin.


In North-Central Nigeria, Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, conducted an unscheduled visit to the state stadium complex, where he inspected ongoing construction and renovations at various sports facilities.

The Governor, who was accompanied by the Executive Chairman of Kwara State Sports Commission, Bolakale Mogaji, expressed delight with the progress of work done so far at the stadium. Other sports facilities inspected are the new squash hall which is 95 percent completed, as well as the newly completed table tennis hall.

Fortunes smiled at the table tennis players as the governor approved an immediate installation of solar lighting to enable the players train anytime of the day. This came after he met players training in the dark.

Speaking to journalists during the inspection, Magaji commended the Governor for his positive efforts in the sports sector, describing him as a wonderful Governor.

“His prompt release of funds is making things work for us like magic, you can imagine , His Excellency congratulated Eniola Mariam Bolaji for doing Kwara proud,” he said.

In the same vein, the SSA Security to the Governor, Mashood Tayo Gobir, who was also at the stadium during the visit was full of praise to Governor AbdulRazaq for massively changing the face of Kwara State through the projects he is undertaking.

He highlighted the need for a functional 24-hour police post at the stadium to safeguard the facilities and ensure security.

Twin Handball Court at the Kwara State Stadium Complex.

“The evidence is everywhere. This is one of the biggest sports halls in Nigeria, when completed it will bring development to Kwara,” Gobir said. “There is no state in Nigeria today that can match Governor AbdulRazaq’s achievements in sports.”

“He had changed the face of sports facilities, the new squash hall, the new table tennis hall, handball court, swimming pool and now the indoor sports hall are all evidence of his achievements.”

“Just today, I discussed with the Executive Chairman Kwara State Sports commission the need for us to have a functional 24 hour police post at the stadium, we need to guide all the facilities when completed.”

“The stadium itself is a big village, one of the biggest tourist attraction centres of the state and lives and properties need to be guided,” Gobir concluded.

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