Friday, September 27, 2013

Cost of newly renovated National stadium in Abuja, Nigeria revealed.

The new pitch
National Sport Commission director of Finance Mustapha Mohammed revealed the cost of the newly renovated National Stadium in a statement while answering questions from members of the House Committee on Sports. Mohammed stated that the newly renovated stadium cost a whopping N96.6M  
in his statement he also revealed that the NSC still owes contractor, Julius Beger 11 million naira.

"The entire work on the pitch cost us 96.6 million naira. The amount covers also for six month maintenance" he said

"We paid the money in three installments and we are still owing the contractor 11 million which is supposed to be paid at month end" he added.

Going by what happened during the launch of the renovated stadium, it looks like more work still needs to be done, some of the main areas that require immediate attention include the pitch and the power system in the stadium. Spectators experienced power outage during the launch of the newly renovated stadium last week and the pitch in the stadium retained water after light showers lavished the ceremony.