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Photos from ongoing renovation of Surelere National Stadium in Lagos



ongoing renovation of the Surelere National Stadium

Focus Naija has been furnished with photos from the ongoing renovation of the Surelere National Stadium in Lagos.

For over 16 years, Lagos National Stadium has fallen into a state of decay following its neglect. The last major football tournament held at the stadium was the Four-Nation LG Cup in 2004, which Senegal won, beating Nigeria 1-0, the guardian reported when the Ministerial Implementation Committee, which has former Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Retired Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama as the co-chairman, carried out major restoration work on the stadium.

According to the report; “the major structures demolished by the Ministerial Implementation Committee were the popular Ojez spot, Old School bars, as well as structures underneath the ramps and around the swimming pool of the stadium, those around the car park, and the fence adjoining the entrance gate of the complex.

“Also crushed by the bulldozers were the mini shops constructed by some individuals underneath the entrance gate leading to the main bowl of the stadium, drinking spot beside the basketball hall, restaurants around the table tennis hall, as well as the eating joint located close to the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).

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