Experts Laud Dare For Improving Abuja, Lagos National Stadia

The immediate past Sports Minister Sunday Dare has been applauded for bequeathing the National Stadiums in Abuja and Lagos to the present administration in an improved state.


The pitch of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja had been abandoned for close to a decade and was becoming a breeding ground for livestock while that of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos had been rendered otiose for much longer with no efforts made to rehabilitate it.

The former Sports Minister initiated the ‘Adopt A Pitch’ programme and attracted the private sector in his aggressive drive to restore both national edifices to their glory days.

Respected journalist Dare Esan said, “Sunday Dare should be commended for leaving both the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos and the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja in a much better state than he met them when he was appointed Sports Minister in August 2019.

“For the Lagos Stadium, three key components, which are the track, pitch and digital score board have been delivered thanks to the adopt a pitch initiative which facilitated the private public partnership with the Premier Lotto group and its owner Pa Kensington Adebutu. The facility has been out of use for over two decades.

“The track, an eight lane tartan track, has been professionally laid and lined. It is a beauty to behold,” Esan added.


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