FG given N81m bill to cut Abuja stadium grass, says sports minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said the Federal Government was given a bill of N81 million to cut the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

He said this in a series of tweets on Sunday.

According to Dare, the sports ministry rejected the bill.

The minister explained that fund was not available, adding that there would be an outcry if Nigerians were told that N81 million was used to cut grass.

He tweeted, “The ministry was given a bill. The Ministry did not accept. It will be detrimental to spend such an amount. And it can be better invested.

“If we tell Nigerians we used N81m to cut grass, which is not even available, there will be an outcry.

“The funds are not really there for us and that is why we are partnering with private investors to bring back the key components of our infrastructure.”


Earlier, Mouthpiece NGR reported that the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development proposed to spend a total of N798.75m on various projects at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja in 2021.

This contains part of the 2021 budget which was presented by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, to a joint section of the National Assembly in October.

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