Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Ondo orders contractors to complete works on stadium

31 January 2013, 16:09

Ondo -  Yekini Olanipekun, Ondo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, has directed contractors refurbishing the Akure Township Stadium to get the facility ready for the 2012/2013 football season.

A statement by the ministry’s Media Officer, Anota Adebayo, on Thursday in Akure said that the commissioner gave the directive at a stakeholders meeting with the contractors of the project.

It said the stadium project had caused a lot of embarrassment to the government, noting that the contractors had been fully paid for the job.

``The project was supposed to have been completed before the end of 2012, but suffered some setback because of the lackadaisical attitude of the contractors,” the statement said.

It said the commissioner urged the stakeholders involved in renovating the stadium to quickly complete the project ahead of the coming Nigeria Premier League, beginning on Feb. 16.

NAN reports that the stadium refurbishment had been ongoing for the past four years and that in October 2012, the people protested the delay.


Tags ondo state

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...