All African Games: Kwara State Governor In Accra, Pledges to invest more in Sports


Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, on Sunday in Accra at the ongoing 13th All African Games, AAG, has commended Nigerian athletes stating that placing second so far in the games demonstrates the formidable Nigerian competitive spirit.

He also stated that outcome so far and what he has seen so far in Ghana demonstrates why governors in Nigeria must invest more in sports.

According to him, every penny put in sports is worth it.

He spoke privately to Nigerian journalists at the volley event in Accra where he came to watch the Nigerian team play. He also visited Handball venue to watch their matches at the Borteyman Sports Complex.

Few governors in Nigeria have demonstrated passion in promoting sports like Abdulrazaq. Speaking further, the governor said that the facilities he has seen so far in Ghana further convinces him to invest more in sports, describing the Ghana sports facilities as impressive.

The state Government is currently building and upgrading sports facilities across the three senatorial zones in the state.

He said that the need to invest more in sports is why the state Government has undertaken to reconstruct Offa Stadium.

“We are looking forward to putting sports facilities in Lafiaji, too,” the Governor said.

The Governor commended Kwara athletes competing at the AAG and promises to continue to support them to make the state and country proud.

Speaking on the recent decision to plough N2.5 billion into the indoor sports hall upgrade, the governor explained that the facility comes will further enhance sports development and business in the state.

When it is ready, Kwara will be able to host national and international competitions, Governor Abdulrazaq said.

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