The Kwara State chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has saluted the giant strides of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in sports development, as he marks his third years in office.
In a statement signed by the Secretary of the sports writing body, Olayinka Owolewa, they commended the Governor for opening a new vista in sports in the state, which, according to SWAN, has also broadened the sports reportage business in the state.
According to SWAN, the state government has done wonderfully well in sports, by renovating, upgrading and building new sports infrastructure in the state, which invariably, has further encouraged, and encouraging sports participation.
“From the renovate of the Baseball and Softball Park, assistance to the State FA for the completion of the Football House, renovation of the Kwara Football Academy hostels and others, it will not be out of place to conclude that Kwara in on the path of new redefinition in sports, with Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in charge.
“With the efforts of the government, Kwara United Football Club is performing in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), and has just been given a new 32-seater Coaster Bus by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. It’s also on record that it’s one of the few top flight clubs that is not owing it’s players salaries.
“With all these and more, coupled with the believe that the government has the potential to do more, the Governor has no doubt, assisted the trade of sports journalism in the state, by broadening the developmental scopes of sports, and giving us different angles to do our job effectively.
“We therefore, solicit the support of the government in assisting Kwara SWAN complete it’s State Secretariat, which is under construction at the Kwara State Stadium Complex.
The Secretariat, according to SWAN, will ensure total centralization of all the operations of the body in the state, and will also house the first Sports Library, as well as the hub for the training of new and upcoming sports journalists in the state.