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FG begins removal of floodlight in National Stadium


The Federal Government has begun removing the remaining floodlights inside the National Stadium, Lagos.

Following a wind storm in April, one of the four floodlights’ pillars caved in from the middle, bringing down the ramshackle floodlights.

This prompted the action of the government to avert another tragedy at the stadium.

The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare during an inspection of the facility after the floodlights collapsed noted that the remaining three floodlights had also been affected by age and weather elements.

He added that the decaying sporting edifice would be temporarily closed to the public.”

“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,” Dare stated on Twitter

“We have decided to err on the side of caution, hence the decision to impose extensive restrictions around the stadium. We request the cooperation of anyone who this decision may inconvenience.”

Punch reports that an engineer at the stadium site said, “I can’t talk about this now because I’m not authorised to speak on this. I’m just here to work, but we will finish our job before the end of the month,” one of the engineers said.



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