Kwara receives National Sports Festival’s Torch of Unity


Kwara State Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, has said the state will beat hosts Delta to second place at the forthcoming National Sports Festival, which holds in Asaba from November 28 to December 10.

Alabi stated this while receiving the festival’s Torch of Unity at Government House on Thursday.

He noted that Delta State had always been winners of the festival but added that the Kwara State Sports Commission, under the leadership of Mallam Bola Mogaji would change the narrative by winning the festival in December.

Alabi, who represented the state Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, on the occasion, explained that sports was a unifying factor irrespective of ethnic and religious differences.

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He hinted that the state was taking sports development seriously, particularly with the efforts the sports commission was putting in to elevate sports in the state.

While presenting the Torch of Unity to the Deputy Governor, Mallam Akim Saka, who led the team to Kwara, said that by receiving the torch, the state had confirmed its  participation at the festival.

Meanwhile, Bola Mogaji has charged the coaches and athletes of the commission to redouble their efforts in training in preparation for the festival..


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