The dream to have the national teams return to action either at the Surulere National Stadium or the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja may soon become a reality as construction work at the two stadiums have reached advanced stage.
According to one of the engineers on site, “We are in the final stage of construction, as I speak to you we are planting the grass to ensure that before the end of June/July, the stadium can be ready for international matches. There’s no better way to appreciate the Sports Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare other than to complete the job on schedule. The Minister has been on our neck with proper monitoring with the mandate that we must get the stadium ready in due course”.
The site engineer further said, “I want to salute the Minister’s doggedness, enthusiasm and tenacity of purpose at ensuring that all hands are on deck. Anytime he puts a call across, we feel his passion to get the stadiums back to shape and his passion is lvery rare.
“He has done absolutely well. I recall his saying anything needed outside the budget to get the job done should be made known to him as he is committed to go the extra mile to get it. This underscores how passionate he is about this job and how resolute he wants it completed on time”.
The planting of the hybrid Bermuda grass at the National Stadium Surulere is in the final stage, just as that of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.