The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has promised to restructure national stadium and all stadia and sports facilities across the country to meet the Wembley stadium standard.
Mr Dare’s promise is a reiteration of the commitment of the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government to upgrade all stadia and sports facilities across the country.
In the minister’s words he said, ‘’we are determined to upgrade the National Stadium to Wembley, we can have a Wembley here if we are committed together with all the stakeholders’ to make sure that we bring the standard to the state of Wembley’’.
The Minister confirmed this in Lagos alongside with his host, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu during facilities inspection visits to the National Stadium; Teslim Balogun and Onikan stadia in preparation for the FIFA inspection Team, as Nigeria bids for the hosting right of FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament next year.
Mr. Sunday Dare commended the Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat who, in spite of the heavy rains, responded to the clarion call towards reinstating and restoring the glory of the nation’s dilapidated sports facilities across the country, including the National Stadium.