The Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development has described report that it requested for the sum of N21 billion to rehabilitate the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
A statement by the director of press and public relations, Mohammed Manga said contrary to the report, the Ministry has not requested or received any such amount from government or individual
He indicated that 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.

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