Minister commends PMB over moves to rehabilitate Abuja, Lagos stadia

.Receives report of Ministerial Taskforce

By George Aluo

Sports minister, Sunday Dare has commended the political will and committed interest of President Muhammadu Buhari to restore the Abuja and Lagos national stadia to their earlier glories.

Dare made the remark Tuesday while receiving the report of the ministerial Task Force on the Lagos arena.

The task force headed by Permanent Secretary Gabriel Aduda turned in a Comprehensive  Audit Report of the Tenanted Facilities at the National Stadium, Suru-Lere, Lagos.

The 13-man Taskforce Committee inaugurated by the Hon. Minister via  a Webinar online conference on Tuesday, the 9th of June 2020 kept to the Terms of Reference, concluded the assignment and submitted their findings.

The chairman of the Taskforce and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Gabriel Aduda alongside other members after a thorough and detailed findings submitted the report to the Minister in Abuja.

The Minister while receiving the report deeply appreciated the commitment and timely delivery of the report which he said will fully kick start the  full implementation of the restructuring of the stadium to a World Class standard that will bring back its earlier glory and pride of place, more so it will bring  joy and satisfaction to all  our football loving Nigerian citizens and the entire globe.

The Minister stressed that the target is to make the Abuja and Lagos stadia meet FIFA standard to qualify Nigeria to host international soccer tournaments.

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