Friday, November 8, 2019

Dangote to renovate parts of MKO Abiola Stadium

Minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare, says Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessmen, has agreed to renovate some parts of the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

Recall the 60,000 capacity stadium is almost a shadow of himself.

But on Thursday, Dare told journalists that the renovation will include just the football pitch, light and scoreboard.

According to him, work will begin in the next two weeks.

“Yes, Abuja is coming back up,” he said.

“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. Atleast, the three other big ones.

“We are looking at between now and March we should have four big stadia, football pitches, FIFA standard.

“And I think if given time, within a year this country should be ready to host virtually any FIFA soccer tournaments.”


  1. Dangote is now the one running the affairs of the nation ba. When was he voted as the President

    1. The minister took advantage of his wealth