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On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari named the Abuja national stadium after MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.
Although this has been widely commended, the state of the stadium has left sour taste in the mouth.
The 60,000 capacity stadium is now turning to a shadow of itself, with dilapidated facilities, grass and refuse littering virtually every spot.
The stadium located not far from the FCT gate was commissioned in 2003, and estimated to have gulped a total of $360 million.
Below are pictures of parts of the stadium taken when the facility was visited on Saturday morning:
Dried tree branches lying just by the stadium

Overgrown trees and grass along one of the paths within the stadium
The football field now a shadow of itself
Flowers along dirty path unattended to
Stadium or grazing field?
No cleaner in sight
Bushes encroaching into the stadium area
Just by the entrance gate
Imagine playing football on a field like this
untidy premises
Another part of the stadium taken over by grasses

Can someone help with a lawn mower, at least?
The stadium fence

Right behind the stadium
Even the small entrance gates are not left out

Grass or shrubs?
Something to cheer over?
The sitting arena

culled: TheCable

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  1. Nigeria govts don’t have a maintainance culture... They spend billions of naira and manage to build a facility but to maintain it is always a problem

  2. It has been the major problems we in Nigeria have, very easy to approved for building new facility, no matter how much spent in building the facility does not count what the after is their pocket at that moment, maintenance zero, how can we progress when we cannot take care of what we have. Before going for another thing. All big men and women in Nigeria and both in ministry's
    are criminals, even in government hospitals,money made to purchase drugs for the poor, they convert it to be their personal money.. Then, how can maintenance take place, there are so many matter we need treat, efcc, ministry's need to create a
    new board that we handle most the directors of any department to account for any money or allocation given to him to maintain or used to provide medical care for the public or other government ministry's. It is now more corruption's are going on in government ministry that is why people are not seeing the impact of government both in ministry's and health sector.


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