National Stadium, Lagos Tracks Installation Commences
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 17, 2022
The Federal Government’s bid to restore the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos to its old glory has received a major boost with the commencement of the installation of the tartan tracks last week.
A top official of Kyle Next, one of the contractors handling the rehabilitation of the edifice confirmed the laying of the tracks has commenced and could be completed in four weeks with the newly installed facility in place.
Track technical specialist Joseph Ayinla of Ideal Sports, a sports facilities installation and management company, revealed that the tracks will be laid in stages.
He added that after all these have been done, a certified World Athletics tracks marker will do the markings. He disclosed that there will be a 9 lane running track and the strip for jumps, which is for long and triple jumps.
In his remarks, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare said there has been installation of a digital scoreboard and a revamping of the football pitch by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development through the Public-Private Partnership.
On the rehabilitation of the terraces, the Minister confirmed that the progress is being made in sourcing the funds needed for the project.
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