Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sport Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has said that the Ministry will need N81million to cut the grasses which has taken over the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
He made this known while speaking during a organised seminar by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria.
Dare said that he had reached out to the Abuja Environmental Protection Board for an assessment of the stadium built in 2003, with N53 billion on a 72 acres of land.
Dare in his words 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.”