National Stadium To Be Ready By August- Sunday Dare
Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, says National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos will be ready for use in August, after 19 years of abandonment.
Mr. Dare who announced this in Abeokuta during a visit to Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, said the stadium was rehabilitated through the “adopt-a-stadium initiative” of his ministry.
The minister, also said his ministry’s initiative of partnering private individuals in the country to adopt a stadium for rehabilitation, had helped in rebuilding the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abuja and the National Stadium, Lagos.
While explaining that he was in the state for the final of the Super Six Female Soccer Tournament in Ijebu Ode, Mr. Dare called on Governor Abiodun to key into “adopt-an-athlete initiative” of his ministry, by adopting an indigene of the state, Tobi Amusan, a 24 year old 100 metre hurdle athlete.
Responding, Governor Dapo Abiodun announced the immediate adoption of Tobi Amusan and commended the Minister for his ministry’s initiative on rehabilitation of the country’s stadia and nurturing of sports talents.