AbdulRazaq hails Kwara trio over feats at Africa’s Scrabble tourney

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated the three Kwara state children who recently won medals for their brilliant outings at the African Youth Scrabble Championships.

The trio are Aliu Qudus who placed 2nd; Olojoku Boluwatife Sufyan (5th); and Olosun Khalid (8th) are all students of Government High School Ilorin.

Their feats meant they were among the best Scrabble players on the continent.

Unlike other games where only the best three were recognised, Scrabble championships honour players who place between 1st and 10th in the game that involves strategic joggling of letter tiles to form meaningful words, while players are timed and guided by stringent rules.

In statement Friday by his chief press secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, the governor said, “The feats of the Kwara children point up their high intellects, time management skills, and ability to strategise and plan, think fast, and respect rules; a skills set AbdulRazaq says are necessary for anyone aspiring to greater success in life.”

AbdulRazaq urged the young champs to continue to develop themselves in the games of their choice, and work harder next time to break new records for posterity.

“The future is definitely bright for these champions, and we pray to Almighty God to grant them good fortunes always.”

He also wished the players the best of luck as they get set to represent the state at the Youth Games in Delta later this year.