Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote has matched words with action as renovation works have started at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
According to officials of the company carrying out the refurbishment of the main-bowl of the stadium, the job is expected to be completed in 24 weeks.
Apart from the playing turf, a brand new scoreboard as well as the irrigation system of the complex are to be overhauled before the facility will be offered for use by the national teams.
Dangote accepted to renovate the facility as part of the ‘Adoption Policy’ of the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare.
Similarly, Philanthropist, Chief Keshington Adebutu has also agreed to invest N500 million to fix the football pitch and tartan tracks of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.
The stadium has been abandoned for close to 18 years.