ABUJA: Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has said that billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is set to renovate the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
Dare made the announcement in Abuja on Thursday November 7, 2019, saying that the renovation works will begin in two weeks time.
His words: “Yes, Abuja is coming back up,” Dare told reporters in Abuja on Thursday.
“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 next year, 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.”