Barely a week after the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare handed over the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja to Dangote Group, construction work has comenced at the site.
Aron Nigeria Construction Ltd on Wednesday, 2 September, 2020 moved to site and commenced the excavation of the pitch.
Engineer Adeola Adenuga had assured that the job would be completed by April 2021.
The contract has a twenty four week completion period.
The pitch, scoreboard, drainage systems are expected to be done.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote had adopted the pitch following a discussion with the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare who introduced the Adopt a facility and Adopt an Athlete initiative.
Speaking while receiving the handing over documents from the Minister, Representative of Dangote Group Engineer Mansur Ahmed said the rehabilitation work worth US$2 million was awarded in recognition of the dominant role of Nigeria in world football and the need to put the edifice to good use.