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Engineer: Why we’re yet to complete renovation of Abuja stadium

Engineer: Why we’re yet to complete renovation of Abuja stadium
March 11
16:00 2021

Adeola Adenuga, an engineer with Aron Nigeria Limited, the construction company in charge of the renovation of the M.K.O Abiola Stadium, Abuja, says planting of grass will commence in a week’s time.

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Aron Nigeria Limited is the Lagos-based construction company contracted by Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, to renovate some part of the stadium.

The renovation, which began a month after the handing over, has exceeded the expected 24-week completion deadline.

The grass on the pitch has also been completely hauled off while sprinklers and underground pipes have all been fixed.

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In a telephone chat with TheCable on Thursday, Adenuga disclosed the reasons for the delay in meeting up with the deadline which elapsed last month.

“Hopefully, in a week’s time, they should start to plant, and that planting will take up to eight or ten days to come up fully. And we will start to maintain,” Adenuga told TheCable.

“What we are doing now is a procedure. We are about to plant the grass but they said we should soak it to allow the weeds to come off. Then we get rid of the weed. So that whatever that we plant will have minimal weeds.”

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Contrary to reports that the scoreboards will be installed in September, Adenuga said that the VAR compliant timepiece will be arriving soon.

“The scoreboards are already on the high sea, they should be arriving in about two weeks or so from now. All the preparations are virtually done,” he added.

“We are working every day in there. Work has not stopped. There’s nothing like that.

“By the end of this March, we should see something tangible. We have not stopped work there.”

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Dangote had earmarked $1 million for the renovation of some part of the 60,000 capacity stadium in August 2020.

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