OrderPaperToday – Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad has
reiterated the commitment of the legislature towards development of sports.
The Speaker made the assurance when the newly sworn-in executives of
the Sports Writers’ Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Kwara State Branch
paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Monday.
Represented by the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Mathew Okedare, Ahmad said
the importance of sports could not be over-emphasised as it is one of the ways
with which government could reduce ills in the society.
Lamenting the decay of facilities at the State Stadium Complex, he
pledged that the Assembly would work assiduously through its Committee on
Sports to fast track the stadium rehabilitation as provided for in the
Also, the Speaker maintained that total overhauling of the sporting
facilities would undoubtedly restore the stadium’s lost glory and
further assist to bring out hidden talents among the youths.
Ahmad however encouraged multinationals and philanthropists to further
assist government with a view to improving Nigerian sports.
Earlier, the SWAN Chairman, Abdulwaheed Bibire had said that the
association is eager to work with the legislature and Ministry of Sports and
Youth Development to achieve the desired result in the sector.