Nigeria Sport Minister, Dare Say They Need N81 Million to Cut Abuja Stadium Grass


Sunday Dare

The Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sport Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has said that his ministry will bee needing the total sum of N81 Million to cut Abuja national Stadium grass named after Moshood Abiola.

Grass has taken over the Moshood National Stadium due to lack of maintenance.

Mr. Dare disclose this while speaking at the seminar organize by sport writers Association of Nigeria.

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According to the minister, he has communicated with Abuja Environmental Protection Board for an assessment of the stadium, which was built in 2003 with N53 billion on a 29 hectares (72 acres) of land, Daily Trust reports.

He said “We approached AEPB to come to see what can be done to clear the grass and weed in the stadium and they told us it would cost us N81m.

“If we tell Nigerians we used N81m which is not even available; there will be an outcry. The funds are not there for us, and that is why we are partnering with private investors to bring back the key components of our infrastructures,”.

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