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Kwara immortalises Lawal, Yekini

19 July 2012, 13:52

 The Kwara Government has re-named the  Ilorin Golf Club as Mohammed Lawal International Golf Club.

The late Lawal governed the state between 1999 and 2003.

The state government  also named the Ola-Olu-CBN Quarters road after  the late football star, Rasheed Yekini.

The state Commissioner for Sports, Mr Kayode Towoju, announced  this in Ilorin on Wednesday while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting.

He said the state government took the decision to give post-humous award to the two indigenes of the state following their contributions  to sports development.

Towoju explained that the late former governor was considered for the award because  of his international stature with regards to golf.

The commissioner, who poured encomiums on the two indigenes, stressed the  need to honour those who contributed to the development of  the state.

Specifically, he said  the image of Yekini had  rubbed positively on the state, adding that  his death was a great loss to Kwara and Nigeria as a whole.

It would be recalled that Yekini died on May 4 and was buried the next day  in  his home town in  Ira, Oyun Local Government.



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