The Proprietor of Rojenny Olympic Stadium, Oba, Anambra State, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka yesterday confirmed taking a delivery of tartan tracks materials worth N100 million as final stages for the completion of on-going renovation work at the stadium.
Although Ezeonwuka did not specify how this amount was raised to import the materials from China, he explained that the materials were being awaited since four months ago when the importation procedures were concluded.
Briefing newsmen in Oba, Ezeonwuka noted that the materials which included rolls of tartan tracks and drums of adhesives meant for the laying of the tartan track lanes of the stadium had arrived safely on five container loads.
He noted that when completed, the stadium would begin to churn out top ranking athletes that would place Nigeria and Anambra State on the world map of athletic stars.
He said that the items and its installation, which includes track stone-base work and arc mapping/pinning, had been contracted to a sporting facility and engineering firm at that N100 million cost.
The proprietor noted that the facility, when installed in the next two weeks, would be a breeding ground to harness abundant athletic talents in Anambra, Imo, Abia, Delta, and Edo States due to the strategic location of the stadium.
Ezeonwuka, who is also a member of Board of Trustees, BoT of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, maintained that it would be used to channel the wasted energies of most youths, who engage in social vices and smoking of hard drugs for the overall benefit of the youths, community, society and the country at large.
“It is good that the tartan track has arrived and you can eye-mark it and the installation will commence any time from now. Once the installation is completed, I give Nigeria three or four years. Olympic champions will be produced from this Olympic stadium,” he stated.
“This stadium will definitely produce athletic champions that will compete favourably with their counterparts from Jamaica and United States of America, USA. We are going to re-channel the orientation and pastimes of our youths to athletes, which will help to reduce to the barest minimum the issue of vices and hard drug use among them”, he further stated.
He said the Olympic stadium would likewise become the starting point of many budding and yet to explode World acclaimed athletes in Nigeria.


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