Ondo govt to build Olympic standard stadium in Akure

The Ondo State government has promised to revive the Araromi new stadium which was said to have been abandoned by the immediate past administration of Dr Olusegun Mimiko, with a promise to build it to Olympic-size, Daily Trust reports.

The state commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Saka Yusuf Ogunleye said the project was one of those embarked upon by the late Dr Olusegun Agagu when he was governor of the state.

According to him the stadium was abandoned for eight years and there is need to bring it back to life.

The Araromi new stadium, he said was a project with 50 percent mobilization paid by the late former governor, Olusegun Agagu.

Ogunleye said that the administration was committed to building a stadium that will befit the state.

The commissioner, who was on an inspection of government facilities at the Akure Township Stadium, the Ondo State Football Agency (OSFA) and the NYSC orientation camp, Ikare, expressed the readiness of the present administration to develop sporting activities in the state.

“We will bring back most of our abandoned sporting activities. The Principal Cup, the Inter school matches, we are bringing them all back,” he said.

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