Africa’s richest man and Nigeria’s billionaire businessmen, Aliko Dangote, will renovate the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja, OwoSports.com reports.
Hon. Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development disclosed this while addressing sports journalists on Thursday.
According to him, the renovation of the stadium will start in the next two weeks.
“Yes, Abuja is coming back up,” he said.
“Already we have gotten Dangote, I can say that he has agreed to bring back the Abuja football pitch, the light and score board.
“Work will start in another one week or two weeks.
“And we will use the same model, we will adopt the pitch model for several of our stadia. Atleast, the three other big ones.
“We are looking at between now and March we should have four big stadia, football pitches, FIFA standard.
“And I think if given time, within a year this country should be ready to host virtually any FIFA soccer tournaments.”