Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has expressed delight with the state of facilities at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.
According to correspondent, Amina Samuel the minister expressed this when he visited Kaduna State to have a first hand information of the state of facilities, today and said that even though the Ahmadu Bello Stadium is over 50 years old, it is still in good condition.
He also said that consultation is on going with experts so as to look at what has been affecting the ministry.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna will be ready in time for the FIFA Women’s U20 World Cup in July 2020.
He made the assertion following assurances from the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, that the state will render all the necessary support.
The minister thanked the governor for promising to provide funding for the maintenance of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium.
“The Kaduna governor is in tune with the federal government’s ambitious plans to direct the passion, creativity and energy of the Nigerian youth to lucrative and noble ventures. We welcome his desire to see this stadium go back to its glory days.”
Top dignitaries that accompanied him on the tour include the Commissioner of Youth and Sports Kaduna State, Professor Kabiru Mato, Director Grassroots Sports Development in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Dr. Ademioa Are, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Kaduna State Chairman, Comrade Isaiah Benjamin and Kaduna State Director of Sports, Yakubu Ibrahim.