By Amaechi Agbo
The minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has directed the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF to ensure that the newly built Sunday Dankaro House which is the new office of the federation is put in functional use in two weeks.
Mr Dare stated this Thursday after inspecting the Sunday Dankaro building. The minister who expressed delight at the structure said the visit was imperative to enable him have first-hand information on the project which has lasted for long.
While noting that NFF’s relocation to the new office was long overdue, Mr Dare added that once the building is put into functional use, the MKO Abiola Stadium will come back to life.
“It is a working visit for me, my first time of inspecting Sunday Dankaro Building and I feel it is important to see what is going on with the building. This is a befitting building, I am impressed with what I have seen so far, this building should be functional in two weeks and it is a befitting structure for Nigeria’s football.
“The building is long overdue and that is why the Sunday Dankaro House must be put in place so that the Moshood Abiola Stadium will be busy once again,” the minister added.
The Nigeria Football Federation has in the past few years set different dates for their relocation to the new office but none has materialised.
It would be recalled that the football building was named after the late Sunday Dankaro who until his demise was an industrialist, businessman and sports administrator who hailed from Niger State.