Nigeria’s Minister for Youth and Sports Development, has stated that Nigerian businessman, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, is set to renovate the MKO Abiola Stadium (formerly called National Stadium), Abuja.
The Minister revealed the news while yeaterday while fielding questions from journalists on in Abuja. “Yes, Abuja is coming back up,” Dare responded.
“Already we have gotten Dangote, I can say that he has agreed to bring back the Abuja football pitch, the light and scoreboard. Work will start in another one week or two weeks. And we will use the same model, we will adopt the pitch model for several of our stadia. At least, the three other big ones.”
“We are looking at between now and March we should have four big stadia, foot scoreboard, FIFA scoreboard. And I think given time, within a year this country should be ready to host virtually any FIFA soccer tournaments.” the minister concluded.
Moshood Abiola National Stadium is a 60,491-seater multipurpose national sports stadium located in Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. The stadium serves as a home to the Nigerian national football team, as well as a center for various social, cultural, and religious events.