Kwara gov approves N2.06bn to renovate sports hall

By Olakunle Oyedunmola

The Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdul-Rahman AbdulRasak , has approved the sum of N2.6 billion for the renovation of Kwara Sports hall.

Originally constructed in 1977 during the tenure of Brigadier-General Agbazika Innih (retd.), the indoor sports hall has suffered from neglect over the years, according to Bola Magaji, chairman of the state’s sports commission.

Magaji emphasized Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s commitment to restoring the stadium to its former glory, with the renovation of the indoor sports hall slated for completion within 12 months.

Highlighting the broader goals of sports development in the state, Magaji stressed the importance of providing opportunities for youth engagement and steering them away from negative influences.He noted,

“Due to lack of maintenance, reptiles were even attacking some of our athletes. However, the sports hall will be much better than before when fully renovated. There will be many innovations; it will become a centre of tourism because local and international tournaments will be held in there.

Magaji also pointed out the potential economic benefits of the project, anticipating increased sales for businesses within the stadium and boosted patronage for hotels in the state capital and surrounding areas during sports events.

“The target is not aimed at financial gains or rewards really, but to make the youths shun drugs and hooliganism and be more useful to the state and themselves,” Magaji concluded, underscoring the project’s broader societal impact.”

About Olakunle Oyedunmola

A Veteran Journalist | Scriptwriter | Clergy | Photography | Videography | Business Man | An Actor at Medram Network International | A Contractor | Motivational Speaker | A Scout and currently The Chief Correspondent at National Telescope Newspapers,Kwara State Nigeria.

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