National Stadium: Politicians, bizmen plot to stop Lagos

National Stadium: Politicians, bizmen plot to stop Lagos

Top politicians and businessmen in the country  have been plotting  to prevent  the Lagos State Government from taking over the National Stadium  Lagos. Sports minister Solomon Dalung and the Lagos State Governor AkinwunmiAmbode on  Wednesday inspected the sports facility with a mutual agreement of Lagos taking over the edifice.

But it is understood that there are moves by some lawmakers in the House of Representatives and businessmen  to stop the Federal Government from handing over the stadium to the state government.

A source at the House of Representatives said those behind the alleged plot had made a  bid to take over the stadium. But their hopes seem dashed with Lagos’ strong interest in  the edifice.

the group had mapped out a plan to compel Dalung to suspend the process of handing over the sports facility to Lagos.

He said those working against Lagos  were not interested in refurbishing  the stadium but just  wanted it to serve their own self-interests.However,   the Senior Special Assistant on Sports Facilities and Infrastructure to the Lagos State Governor, Bolaji Yusuf, said he was not aware of any  plot to scuttle Lagos’ bid to take  over the National Stadium.


Report by Miyen Akiri

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