Ogun assembly moves to save decrepit Muda Lawal Stadium

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The Ogun State House of Assembly has moved to save Muda Lawal Stadium, Asero, Abeokuta which has become decrepit with most facilities falling out place.

They have asked the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to resuscitate the moribund stadium by giving it a facelift for sporting activities to return there.

They equally appealed to the governor to take advantage of the Sports Trust Fund to engage private organisations and individuals to support the growth of sporting activities in the state.

Their recommendations followed the adoption of the report of its house Committee on Youth, Sports and Employment Generation who went on an oversight to the stadium.

It came through a motion moved by the Chairman of the Committee, Sola Adams, seconded by Bolanle Ajayi and supported by other lawmakers through a voice vote.

The lawmakers recommended that the stadium should be renovated with replacement of all damaged structures, and equipment in order to restore it to full capacity utilisation  by the public.

They also called on the permanent secretary in the state Ministry of Youth and Sports to immediately submit a copy of the survey plan and other title documents of the stadium to the assembly.

They also directed the permanent secretary to provide an updated list of all business owners and associations occupying the stadium premises with approval for allocation of space, rent agreement and other relevant documents issued to tenants in the stadium.

Likewise they demanded an updated records of revenue generated on rents from occupants of the facility from 2015 till date to appraise the total revenue generated and expenses incurred.

Recall that a section of the stadium had been taking over by trucks while the facilities had been reduced to hosting inter-house sports and other training sessions.

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