The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung has suggested that the Federal Government would be selling the national stadiums in Abuja and Lagos. Speaking on Tuesday with State House correspondents after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Dalung said it had become obvious that the Federal Government could no longer manage sports facilities successfully. He said the current administration will continue with the concession agreement it inherited from the past government. The minister said: “I agree that there is under-utilisation of sports facilities in Abuja. That has taken us to the issue of concession.
The facilities cannot be managed effectively by government, looking at the budgetary allocation for even the maintenance. “Government cannot maintain those things. So what we intend to do is to proceed with the concession process we met on the ground.” According to the minister the Federal Executive Council had in 2012 approved the concession of the Abuja and Lagos stadiums and the current administration had proceeded with the arrangements and had appointed consultants. He said the ministry was at the stage of getting the approval of the Bureau of Public Enterprise and once done would proceed to call for bids from the private sector so that it could run the concession arrangement with them. He added that the process of transforming the Abuja and Lagos stadiums was also ongoing.
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