Minister of sports, Mr. Sunday Dare with Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq
By Our Reporter
The Kwara State government has revealed that it has plans underway to immortalize the late Nigeria football icon, Rashidi Yekini by naming the Kwara State Sports Complex Stadium Ilorin after him.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq made the revelation on Thursday when he visited the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare in his office in Abuja.
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.”
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare had told the Governor about the series of letter that the Ministry wrote to the Kwara State Government for the immortalization of the late football legend.
In a statement from the media office of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Dare urged the Kwara State 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 sport I want to encourage your Excellency to invest more on sports,” he stated.