Governor AbdulRazaq meets Sports Minister, reveals interest to name stadium after Rashidi Yekini

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Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has revealed his interest to immortalise late Kwara-born football legend, Rashidi Yekini by naming Kwara State Sports Complex Stadium, Ilorin after him.

He made the announcement in a meeting with the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare today in his office in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The governor, who is also a sports lover, hinted that progress has been made in immortalizing football icon, Rashidi Yekini by naming the Kwara State Sports Complex Stadium Ilorin after him.

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

For his part, Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare urged the governor to sustain his support for sports development, while noting that sports help to reduce social vices.

“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 His Excellency AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq loves sports. I want to encourage Your eExcellenc to invest more in sports,” Dare said.

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