By Alexander Johnson Adejoh
The scoreboard at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja is now fully functional.
The first scoreboard of the main bowl of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, was completely installed and fully tested, while the final installation and testing of the second scoreboard is ongoing and will soon be completed in a few days.
This is in fulfilment of Minister of Youth and sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare promise to restore it after years of inactivity.
The Minister’s public private partnership initiative led to the intervention of Alhaji Aliko Dangote who decided to fund the rehabilitation work at the edifice.
The Minister began the rehabilitation of sporting infrastructure across the federation through his Adopt A Pitch initiative by fixing the Daura Township Stadium and the National Stadium, Surulere, courtesy of Chief Kesington Adebutu, while Dangote Group is bankrolling rehabilitation of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
According to the Project Manager of the Construction company handling the project, Lawal, ‘We are on course to deliver on our mandate to restore the facility back to its original state. The scoreboard is now functional, nursery grass has been planted and very soon the pitch would be lushed green. We have a responsibility to ensure that we complete the job as quickly as possible.’