Dangote To Give MKO Abiola Stadium Face Lift


Billionaire Businessman, Aliko Dangote has reportedly agreed to renovate parts of the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.


The disclosure was revealed by Sunday Dare, honorable minister of youth and sports development.

According to him, work will begin 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 scoreboard.

“Work will start in another week or two weeks.

“And we will use the same model, we will adopt the pitch model for several of our stadia.

At least, the three other big ones.

The minister noted with the partnership struck, between now and March 2020 four big stadia would have football pitches of FIFA standard.

The stadium last hosted a competitive football game on April 12, 2016.

The match was the 2nd leg of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier between the Super Falcons of Nigeria and Senegal.

It also serves as a home to the national football teams, as well as a center for various social, cultural, and religious events.

In June, TheCable reported how the 60,000 capacity stadium had morphed into a shadow of its former self, with dilapidated facilities, grass and refuse littering virtually at every spot.