President Muhammadu Buhari has officially unveiled the renamed National Stadium in Abuja as Moshood Abiola Stadium.
President Buhari at the occasion was represented by FCT Minister, Muhammed Musa Bello.
Bittertruth Media recalls that President Buhari had renamed the national monument two years ago.
The ceremony was witnessed by Abiola’s first son, Kola and severeral other ministers including Sports minister, Sunday Dare, Minister of Industries, Otunba Niyi Adebayo and Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo.
The ceremony strategically coincided with the June 12 Democracy Day Celebration in honour of the late M.K.O Abiola believed to have won the 1993 Presidential Election which was annulled by the military junta led by Ibrahim Babangida.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr.Dare said:
“President Buhari chose to walk the path where others failed to walk.
He chose the path less travelled. Only a committed and patriotic leader can do that.
We thank President Buhari for adding a significant chapter to the democratic culture of Nigeria.
Sportsmen, sportswomen and sports lovers thank Mr. President for honouring someone who remains unrivalled as the greatest sports lover, investor and philanthropist.
Abiola was a consummate sports lover. He invested his time and resources in sports development particularly football. Not many sports administrators will forget Abiola In a hurry.
Under this dispensation we have seen Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Chief Adebutu Kessington step up to the plate to support the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in the quest to restore our sporting infrastructure such as this.
We thank them and several others supporting in their own little ways”.
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