Abuja National Stadium shut down for rehabilitation

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports will close down the Abuja National Stadium as from next week to ensure its proper cleaning and rehabilitation.

The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, told reporters in Abuja that the closure would help them put the stadium in a proper shape for the 2018 National Sports Festival.

The 2018 National Sports Festival which is the 19th edition and was earlier scheduled for 2014, is slated for December 6 to December 16.

Speaking on the festival, Adesola said 17,623 athletes and officials from 36 states and the FCT had so far registered for the 2018 edition, adding that the figure was made up of 11,673 athletes, 2,801 coaches, 2,166 team officials and 983 state delegates.

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