The Minister for Sports & Youth Development, Hon. Sunday Dare has denied requesting for N21 billion naira for the rehabilitation of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.
This was made known in a statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Relation, Mohammed Manga on Wednesday April 12, 2023, which reads,
“The attention of the Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development has been drawn to a report in some section of the media that it requested for the sum of 21 billion to rehabilitate the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
“Contrary to this report, it has become important to state clearly that the Ministry has not requested or received any such amount from government or individual
The Sports and Youth Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, in an interactive session with newsmen in Lagos last week only mentioned the figure as one of the estimated amounts from the proposals received which indicates that about that sum would be needed for the complete rehabilitation and upgrade of the national edifice based on submissions made by different companies and contractors.
The Ministry therefore wishes to unequivocally make this clarification for the benefit of those who may not be conversant with the due processes involved in the execution of projects by
Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of Government, thus; that no such request nor approvals have been made as it is all still at the process of review of proposals”.