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SHAMEFUL: WE ARE LOSING RELEVANCE DUE TO LACK OF INFRASTRUCTURE – SUNDAY DARE

MKO Abiola Stadium Pitch
MKO Abiola Stadium Pitch

 

By Olayinka Elebute

 

These were the words of the Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Sunday Dare when he hosted a team from the Bureau of Public Enterprises in his office in Abuja.

“Nigeria will not be given due recognition in the comity of Sporting Nations, if nothing is done to address the Deficit in sports infrastructure in the country”  the minister said.

While explaining that the country is losing relevance in sporting activities as far as the world is concerned, losing chances to host international events and will continue  to do so if nothing is done to Improved the state of the sporting facilities all over the country.

National Stadium Surulere
National Stadium Surulere

“We have lost two major international events this year as a result of this. There must be deliberate effort from public and private organizations to ensure there is timely intervention about the stadia the country”

 

Speaking further, the Honorable Minister who believes that sports has more business value but is disappointed with what is obtained in Nigeria.

 

 

“This business model around sports can help to achieve the desired goal of sports in the country. When there is no good stadia, you can’t attract the investors. The investors need good infrastructure to enable them to market their product too.”

 

He however expressed sadness that Nigeria can only boast of only one standard facility in Uyo, saying  that the ministry has made  concerted efforts to upgrade some stadia in the country with the help of public spirited individuals and organizations in the country.

 

It will be recalled that the Sports Minister Mr. Sunday Dare, has promised to deliver world class facilities before May and with the look of things nothing has been done with most of the stadia he has projected to be ready for the said date still in terrible state of disrepair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These were the words of the Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Sunday Dare when he hosted a team from the Bureau of Public Enterprises in his office in Abuja.

 

“Nigeria will not be given due recognition in the comity of Sporting Nations, if nothing is done to address the Deficit in sports infrastructure in the country”  the minister said.

 

While explaining that the country is losing relevance in sporting activities as far as the world is concerned, losing chances to host international events and will continue  to do so if nothing is done to Improved the state of the sporting facilities all over the country.

 

“We have lost two major international events this year as a result of this. There must be deliberate effort from public and private organizations to ensure there is timely intervention about the stadia the country”

 

Speaking further, the Honorable Minister who believes that sports has more business value but is disappointed with what is obtained in Nigeria.

 

 

“This business model around sports can help to achieve the desired goal of sports in the country. When there is no good stadia, you can’t attract the investors. The investors need good infrastructure to enable them to market their product too.”

 

He however expressed sadness that Nigeria can only boast of only one standard facility in Uyo, saying  that the ministry has made  concerted efforts to upgrade some stadia in the country with the help of public spirited individuals and organizations in the country.

 

It will be recalled that the Sports Minister Mr. Sunday Dare, has promised to deliver world class facilities before May and with the look of things nothing has been done with most of the stadia he has projected to be ready for the said date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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