Lagos State government has expressed its willingness to renovate the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode made the state’s intent known when he paid a condolence and courtesy visit to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, at his residence in Abuja at the weekend.
“I will like to bring the National Stadium to life. The last time a game was played there was in 2005. There is also the employment aspect of football and hosting of matches at the stadium. That includes the jerseys, branding, mama put, the sign writers, the supporters, merchandising, and so on. We want to bring back the football culture of Lagos State to the National Stadium after its renovation,”
Dalung expressed gratitude toward the senator for his visit and adulated Lagos for its effective facilitating of the second Lagos City Marathon.
He approached the state government to add greater excitement and culture to the occasion in consequent versions to get more young people included and to guarantee that Nigerians advantage more from the whooping prize cash.
On the redesign of the National Stadium, the pastor said he would experience their proposition and work on it. “It is not out of the question that we hand over the stadium to Lagos State for remodel since we’ve given to Enugu, Bauchi and Kaduna states.”