The Kwara State Government has insisted that it would rehabilitate the Indoor Sports Hall of the Kwara Stadium before the end of the present administration.
The State Commissioner for Sports and Youths, Alhaji Muideen Alalade stated this on Monday when hosted the State Executive of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) led by its Chairman, Abdulwaheed Bibire in his office.
Alalade who noted that the State Executive Council had last November approved the rehabilitation of the Indoor Sports Hall said paucity of fund was delaying the commencement of the project.
He assured the Sports loving people of the state that the financial challenges would soon be addressed for its rehabilitation.
“I want to assure you that the financial challenges delaying the rehabilitation of the Indoor Sports Hall are currently being addressed. The contractor will soon be mobilised,” the Commissioner said.
On the collapsed Stadium Perimeter fencing, the Sports Commissioner disclosed that the government had approved contract for the fencing of stadium and the contractor would soon move to the site.
On Kwara Football Academy, the Commissioner said the state is collaborating with the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Education Trust Fund (ETF) for the upgrade of KFA infrastructure and promises to prioritize the welfare of its staff.
Speaking earlier, the State Chairman of SWAN, Alh. Abdulwaheed Bibire had intimated the Commissioner about challenges in the state sports sector and the need to give them urgent attention.
The SWAN Chairman particularly appealed to the state government to immediately rehabilitate the Indoor Sports Hall and Perimeter fence damaged by heavy downpour to strengthen security in and around the Stadium.
He thanked the government for the funding of Kwara United Football Club but called for improved support to Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club to enable it remain afloat.