Sunday Dare, who held the position during the Buhari administration, was succeeded as Minister of Sports Development by John Enoh
The Minister of Sports Development, Sen John Enoh, has undertaken a commitment to restore the renowned Moshood Abiola National Stadium to its former glory.
This declaration came during a comprehensive inspection of the expansive national monument, nestled across 29 hectares (72 acres) of land.
The stadium, divided into two sections – Package A, comprising the 60,000-seat Main Bowl, and Package B, housing an array of sporting facilities including basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, squash courts, and the NFF office – stands as a potential jewel within the African multi-purpose stadium landscape.
The Senator who took over the reins from Sunday Dare emphasized the stadium’s potential to evolve into one of Africa’s premier sporting complexes.
Today, I embarked on the tour of facilities within the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja in company of Ismaila Abubakar, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry and top functionaries. pic.twitter.com/Cm6HSly8ow
— Senator John Owan Enoh (@OwanEnoh) August 23, 2023
During his visit, he assured, while speaking to the media, that infrastructural development would receive the paramount attention it deserves.
In his words, “This stadium represents a definitive national monument, offering an unparalleled array of features. Despite its immense potential, the facility has faced challenges since 2003. Under my leadership, the ministry is determined to rejuvenate every aspect of the stadium, including the athletes’ hostel, as we believe that the best environment will contribute to our athletes’ success.”
The purpose of Enoh is extensive tour was to garner firsthand insights that will guide future endeavours like having a world-class Stadium.