One of Nigeria’s iconic stadiums, the National Stadium, Surulere is on the verge of a complete turnaround after works started on the ground courtesy of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare’s Adopt-a-Pitch initiative.
After preliminary inspections and several weeks of work, rollers have now been deployed to the turf, as work enters a new phase.
Nigeria won its first AFCON trophy in 1980 at this stadium and it remains a historic place in the history of Nigerian football.
The Minister reiterated his commitment to infrastructural development, which has witnessed the rejuvenation of different grounds thus far in the country.
The Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, and Daura Township Stadium have all been renovated under Dare’s initiative.
While Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, and the infrastructure in Ife have also been marked down for upgrading, as the adopt-a-Pitch initiative continues to thrive.