Foremost Nigeria businessman, Aliko Dangote is yet to commence the renovation of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
The minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare on 7th November, 2019 told journalists in Abuja that the African richest man promised that work will start in about one to two weeks.
The statement signed by the Media Office of the Sports minister read, “According to him, work would 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 one week or two week.
“And we will use the same model for several of our stadia. At least, the three other big ones and the ministry are looking at between now and March 2020 to have four big stadia, football pitches with FIFA standard.
“And I think if given time, within a year, this country should be ready to host any FIFA soccer tournament”.