GOVERNOR Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state has revealed that his government has so far spent over N500million on the ongoing reconstruction of the Lafia Township Stadium in order that it meets modern standard.
Major sections of the stadium undergoing reconstruction include the main bow section where drainages are been excavated, whereas the football pitch is being worked upon to be covered with artificial turf even as the field events section of the stadium is equally undergoing reconstruction.
The governor, who made the disclosure while answering questions from journalists shortly after inspecting the ongoing reconstruction work on the stadium, explained that the idea to reconstruct the stadium was in line his administration’s determination to overhaul the sporting sector.
He commended the state’s owned football clubs; Nasarawa United FC and Amazon FC which he said were making the state proud at the national level.
Al-Makura noted that similar gesture would be extended to the Akwanga and Keffi mini-stadia so as to encourage youth participation in sporting activities which would then pave the way for
discovery of young talents for the sporting industry.
Managing Director of Triacta Nigeria Limited, the contracted firm handling the project, Elie Farhat, has assured that the reconstruction work on the stadium would be completed and ready for use within a month’s time.

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