Read As Dangote Set To Renovate MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja
Billionaire businessman mogul, Aliko Dangote, has finalized plans to renovate the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
Minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare made this known in Abuja on Thursday
Dare disclosed that the renovation will begin in two weeks’ time.
“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 scoreboard.
“Work will start in another week or two weeks.
“And we will use the same model, we will adopt the pitch model for several of our stadia. At least, 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.”