Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has commended three young Kwarans, who recently, won medals for their brilliant outings at the African Youth Scrabble Championship.

The Kwara trio are Aliu Qudus, who placed second; Olojoku Sufyan (fifth) and Olosun Khalid (eighth). Their feats mean they are among the best Scrabble players on the continent. The three are students of Government High School Ilorin.

Unlike other games, where only the best three are recognised, Scrabble championships honour players, who place between first 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.

The governor, according to his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, says the feat by 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 said are necessary for anyone aspiring to greater success in life.

He urged the young champions 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,” the governor said.

He also wishes the players the best of luck as they get set to represent Kwara State at the forthcoming Youth Games in Delta later this year.

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