The Minister of Youth and Sports Development , Sunday Dare has expressed his gratitude to Dangote Industries and Alhaji Aliko Dangote for partnering with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to restore the football pitch and score board of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja .
According the Sunday Dare , the partnership is accordance to Adopt-A- Pitch Campaign initiative of the Ministry . Other Philanthropists expected to be part of the initiative is Adebutu-Kessington and some other great Nigerians .
Speaking further on the initiative , Sunday Dare tweeted that the Ministry is partnering with other great Nigerians that will partner with the Buhari-led administration in using Private Public Parnership to develop our Sports and Support our Youths in critical areas .
In other related development , the Minister said three other major stadium will benefit from the initiative .
“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.
“We are looking at between now and March we should have four big stadia, football pitches, FIFA standard.”
The Abuja National Stadium was renamed Moshood Abiola National Stadium by President Muhammadu Buhari in June 2019