Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare on Friday visited the National Stadium, Surulere Lagos where one of the stadium floodlights was reported to have fallen.
The incident happened during the week after heavy rainfall and the attention of the Minister was called to it.
He was at the scene of the incident on Friday morning and promised that there will be a quick action to rectify the problem he further checked the remaining floodlight to know their present situation.
” Friday at 7 am, I inspected the floodlight mast that broke in half and collapsed from the rainstorm last Wednesday. Thank God there was no casualty.
I also inspected the 3 other light masts and the effects of age & weather elements were visible.
They are also suspected after 51 years. Based on my assessment, advice of experts and in the interest of public safety, the Ministry will announce shortly the temporary closure of the stadium and surrounding facilities for proper assessment and necessary action.
The concession process towards fully privatizing the Surulere Stadium which began last year will be expedited by the Federal Government through the ICRC towards a comprehensive rehabilitation and upgrade of the 51 years old edifice”, he said.