The Minister of youths and sports development Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Sports This Morning, Dare said that the previous administrations abandoned the national assets for a whole two decades.
“We intend to return the National Stadium, Surulere to its original blueprint. We intend to make sure that every illegal structure that has been put in place that is not part of the blueprint will be removed,” he said.
Dare also noted that the moves are necessary to create rooms for individuals interested in concessioning the stadiums.
He explained that the Ministry had approached billionaire businessman and philanthropist, Kessington Adebutu, who has agreed to fix some critical facilities in the stadium pending when the concession process is being completed.
“We are also looking at Adopt a Sports Centre and a Pitch. We have approached Chief Kessington Adebutu, who has agreed to make available half a billion naira to start fixing some of the critical facilities in the stadium.
“I think that will help because that can open a slight window to make some of the facilities in Surulere to be functional,” he said.