Kwara State Governor ABDULRAHMAN ABDULRAZAQ has said his
administration is investing in the development of sports industry, most especially
the school games to keep the pupils physically and mentally fit for academic
The Governor spoke in Ilorin at the grand finale of the Basic Education School
Sports (BESS) Competition, which was organized by the Kwara state Universal
Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB).
AbdulRazaq, who was represented by the Chairman, House of Assembly
Committee on Education, Hon Muhammed Baba Boriya, described the programme
as a step in the right direction, adding it will also assist in discovering hidden
talents in the institutions of learning.
He appreciated the UBEC for giving the state government necessary support to
reposition basic education, and the KWSUBEB for putting up the sporting
programme, assuring that the administration will continue to promote sport
development in the state.