Nigerian businessman, Aiko Dangote, has agreed to renovate the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
Sunday Dare, the minister of youth and sports development, disclosed this while speaking to reporters on Thursday.
The sports minister said that the renovation work will commence in two weeks’ time.
Dare said in quotes:
“Yes, Abuja is coming back up.
“Already we have gotten Dangote, I can say that he has agreed to bring back the Abuja football pitch, the light and score board.
“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.”
It can be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had renamed the stadium during his speech at the Democracy Day celebration in June 2019.