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Kwara Govt. to renovate indoor sports hall with N2bn

Posted : 19 April 2024

The Kwara Government said it has commenced the renovation of the indoor Sports Hall at the state stadium at a cost of N2.06 billion.

The Executive Chairman of the State Sports Commission, Bola Mogaji, disclosed this while addressing journalists in Ilorin.

He stated that Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq was determined to restore the stadium to its former standard, adding that the renovation would be completed in 12 months.

Mogaji mentioned that when completed, the stadium would accommodate about 25 different sports.

He noted that previous administrations in the state had neglected the indoor sports hall for a long time, leading to its deteriorated condition.

"Due to lack of maintenance, some of our athletes were being attacked by reptiles," he said.

The chairman emphasized that when completed, it would become a center of tourism as both local and international tournaments would be held there.

Mogaji assured that both state and National Sports Festivals would be held inside the sports hall after the completion of the renovation works.

He stated that the state government was committed to taking the youth off the streets and providing them with social value and benefits.

"The goal is not just financial gain or rewards, but to steer the youth away from drugs, thuggery, and hooliganism, and make them more useful to the state and themselves," he said.

The sports hall was constructed during the administration of retired Brig-Gen. Agbazika Innih in 1977.


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