The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports will close down the Abuja National Stadium as from next week to ensure its proper cleaning and rehabilitation, an official said on Tuesday.
The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, told newsmen in Abuja that the closure would help them put the stadium in a proper shape for the 2018 National Sports Festival (NSF).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2018 NSF, which is the 19th edition and was earlier scheduled for 2014, is slated for Dec. 6 to Dec. 16.
“By the second week of November, we will close down the National Stadium and stop the usage of its facilities by the public to prepare the stadium for the festival.
“Even though we have already commenced its restructuring and cleaning, but we need to shut down the place to ensure proper work,’’ the Permanent Secretary said.
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