Plans are at an advanced stage to hand over the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Oke Ado Ibadan to the Oyo state government.
The immediate past Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, who disclosed this in Ibadan said “In the next several weeks, it is expected that the President Bola Tinubu-led administration will approve the handing over of the stadium owned by the government to Oyo state.
According to him, the process for the federal government to hand over the stadium is at an advanced stage and it will be in the next few weeks.
Dare, who is the Agba-Akin of Ogbomoso made this disclosure while receiving an award of Lifetime achievement” during “Veterans Day” which was part of the activities for 2023 Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Oyo State Council Press Week.
The former minister while speaking at the event held at NUJ Press Centre, added that through his efforts as minister, the federal government had already handed over Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna to the Kaduna state government.
While commending Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde for helping to move this along thanked him for being directly involved in the process of handing over the stadium to the state government.
He described the award given to him by the NUJ as a motivation for him to do more. “This is an award that will motivate me to do more. I am happy that you have given me this award today. It is coming from my state and my own constituency, the media.
“Media plays significant roles in the society. You have been doing well and I want you to continue to discharge your duties without fear or favour”.