The Kwara State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Segun Ogunsola has expressed the need to bring the State Swimming Pool to proper shape, in order to attract public patronage.
The Commissioner, who was on inspection tour of facilities at the Stadium Complex yesterday, Thursday September 14th, 2023, accompanied by top officials of the Ministry, including the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Abdullah Kayode Wahab noted that the Swimming Pool, if properly taken care of, will generate revenue for the government.
He said His Excellency, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq has done so well in terms of facilities, not just to engage the youth, as sports globally is a big business and the youth, if properly looked after, could be nurtured to Olympics stage.
In his reaction, the Executive Chairman of the Kwara state Sports Commission Coach Bola Magaji said that the Commission needs supply of water from the Water Corporation, as it is the only thing that can complement the industrial borehole.
Speaking further, Magaji explained the Pool must not get dried during the dry season particularly the Diving Pool, otherwise it will be back to square one.
He said in Nigeria, there are only two Pools like this as it used to be Olympics camp in the 80s, but with the breakdown of some things, it was no longer considered for Olympics camp.
At the Squash and the Table Tennis Courts, which are near completion, Ogunsola, who obviously have good knowledge of construction works advised the Consultants and Engineers at the sites to ensure that knowledgeable workers are employed to ensure good finishing.