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Kwara governor reaffirms commitment to sports development


Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has reiterated his administration’s support for a sports summit, which would galvanise ideas and input on his policy direction in sports, challenging stakeholders to chart a way for his administration in the sector.

Speaking at the weekend during the closing ceremony of the Nigeria Squash Federation’s grassroots development programme in Ilorin,
Governor Abdulrazaq called on sports associations to present their memos as regards challenges confronting them, with a view to finding a lasting solution.

Abdulrazaq, who disclosed that stakeholders would determine whether the state’s sports would be run by the Ministry of Sports or a Sports Commission to get the desired results, promised to support sports to enable the state remain its epicenter in Africa.

He assured sportsmen and women he would visit the Indoor Sports Hall of the Kwara State Stadium with a view to having first hand information on its state for necessary intervention.

Also speaking at the event, the President, Nigeria Squash Federation, Boye Oyerinde said the Federation brought the training programme to the state in recognition of Kwara’s position in the game of squash in Nigeria.


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