Bolaji Yusuf, the Senior Special Adviser to Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Sports Infrastructure, Wednesday assured Nigerians that the ongoing reconstruction of the Agege Township Stadium would be delivered as scheduled.
Yusuf gave the assurance after an on the spot assessment to the stadium which, he said, its pace of work, was satisfactory.
The Lagos State Government had directed speedy completion of the remodelling of the stadium ahead of the African Football Confederation (CAF) inspection in December for the 2017/2018 Champions League.
He said that there was a concerted effort to get the facility ready for MFM FC of Lagos for its CAF Champions League engagements next year.
“We are on top of the reconstruction works on the facility and it is going on according to plans, we are expecting CAF inspection by December.
“I am sure that the stadium will get a pass mark. The new designs are diligently followed and we are sure to deliver the stadium.
“Its part of the vision of the government to improve sports and a good sporting facility is also a catalyst for what we are talking about.
“The stadium needs a facelift and that is what we are giving it. Lagos is known for standards and our sporting facilities will not be left out of the standard.
“The government has committed huge sums of money for the reconstruction to upgrade it to a place where international matches can be held,’’ he said.
Yusuf said that all the necessary adjustment on the stadium was in line with the recommendations from the CAF, adding that the plans would be followed strictly.