Unfulfilled Deadlines As Abuja National Stadium Renovation Continues At Snail Pace

In 2003, the Federal Government made a very bold statement as they spent $360m (N53bn) to build a world class sporting facility in preparation to host the largest ever All Africa Games.

Sitting on a 72 acres of land, the stadium houses several facilities such as 60,491 capacity covered main bowl, 3000 capacity indoor sports hall, 2000 capacity gymnasium, 2000 capacity swimming pool amongst others.

However, over the years, the national stadium had morphed from a monument of national pride to a site of national embarrassment. The sprawling edifice became home for the destitute, den for…


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