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[News] : Reps to investigate planned transfer of National Stadium, Surulere to Lagos government

The House of Representatives says it will explore terms and states of proposed exchange of National Stadium, Surulere, to Lagos State Government by Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports.

As of now, it has commanded its Committee on Sports to explore the utilization of budgetary distributions for the upkeep of the stadium over the most recent five years.

The determination on this radiated from the reception of a movement by Rep. Danburam Nuhu (Kano-APC) at whole on Thursday

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Nuhu had told his associates that the service was at a propelled phase of going into concurrence with Lagos Government to assume control over the stadium.

He, in this manner, asked the house to find a way to guarantee that positive terms and conditions were accommodated the assume control.

As per him, to stay aware of the support of the stadium, a colossal budgetary portion is made every year.

“In 2016 for example, the total of N400 million was appropriated for the reason,” Nuhu said.

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Be that as it may, Rep. James Faleke contradicted the movement, contending that since no formal understanding had been marked by the service and Lagos Government, the House had nothing to explore in the matter.

Likewise, Rep. Oghene Egoh, said as opposed to shoot the proposition down, the House should laud Lagos state for finding a way to patch up the stadium that had been deserted for quite a long time.

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“This is a stadium that had been in a terrible shape because of poor upkeep throughout the years; in this way, I think we ought to praise the Lagos State Government for the activity to patch up the office as opposed to researching the terms of the assention,” Egoh said.

Nonetheless, the house ordered the Committee on Sports to research the matter and report back inside two weeks. (NAN)

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