Kwara State Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi today joined Team Kwara to cheer and animate the state’s athletes at the ongoing the 20th National Sports Festival tagged “Edo 2020” in Benin City, Edo state.
Mr. Alabi also used the opportunity to go round the different sports courts and the facilities therein.
Conducted round the facilities by the Director, Kwara State Sports Council, Coach Ibrahim Atanda Alarape, the Deputy Governor applauded the athletes from the State, confirming that the athletes’ performances are encouraging.
He expressed delight over the medals the state’s athletes have won since far.
He noted that with such dedication, Team Kwara will make the State proud, adding that Kwara’s participation in the 20th National Festival shows that there is prospect for the State sports-wise.
He stated that sports is instrumental in uplifting people from poverty.
Alabi also promised that most of the modern facilities found at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium will be replicated in Kwara State.
“We are already fixing sports infrastructures in the state. We are going to replicate modern facilities like the Central Court of Tennis that can contain 3000 spectators which we are seeing here…”, Alabi submitted.
He further disclosed that Mallam AbdulRazaq-led Administration’s passion for renovating the Kwara State Stadium Complex and upgrading the facilities therein will boost the chances of the State hosting the National Festival in the nearest future.