Kwara Governor To Name Sports Complex Stadium  Ilorin After Rashidi Yekini

Joel Ajayi

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, revealed that progress has been made in immortalizing football icon, Rashidi Yekini by naming the Sports Complex Stadium Iloring after him.

He made this disclosure on Thursday in Abuja when he visited the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare in his office in Abuja

The meeting yielded fruitful deliberations as both sports lovers discussed prospects in youth and sports development.

According to the Governor, we will send a bill to the State House of Assembly to immortalize Rashidi Yekini with the name of the stadium changing after the approval.

On his own, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare had told the Governor about the series of letters that the Ministry wrote to the Kwara State Government for the immortalization of the late football legend.

Minister, therefore, urged the Kwara State Governor to sustain his support for sports development while noting that sports help to reduce social vices.

“I want to thank his Excellency for hosting our biggest youth game in Ilorin, your Excellency we are coming to Ilorin again because of the facilities at the University of Ilorin soonest for the youth game. I love the fact His Excellency AbdulRazaq loves sport, I want to encourage your excellency to invest more in sports,” he stated.

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