Kwara Govt To Name Stadium After Rashidi Yekini


Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State on Thursday noted that the state government will name the Stadium Sport Complex in the state after late Rashidi Yekini.

The Kwara State Governor who held a meeting with the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, in his office in Abuja said progress has been made in immortalising the football icon.

He said, “We will send a bill to the State House of Assembly to immortalise Rashidi Yekini, with the name of the stadium changing after the approval.”

The former Nigeria International hailed from Ira in Oyun Local Government Council Area of Kwara State.

The Governor during meeting with the sport Minister also discussed prospects in youth and sports development.

Dare had told the governor about the series of letters that the sports ministry wrote to the Kwara State Government for the immortalisation of the late football legend.

He also encouraged him to invest more in Sporting facilities in the state.

“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 in the University of Ilorin soonest for the youth game.”

“I love the fact that His Excellency AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq loves sports. I want to encourage your excellency to invest more in sports,” he stated.


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