Hard-pressed business owners at the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos have called on the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, to give them more time to vacate the sprawling sports complex.
The Sports Ministry’s National Stadium restoration committee yesterday, gave the affected persons an extended one week to comply with the directive to quit the premises after the first seven days expired.
The business owners some of whom have made huge investments in some of the spots they occupy are already feeling the pinch and are considering several options. One of those affected includes entertainment mogul Joseph Odubeatu, who renovated the swimming pool complex that has been moribund for several years.
Speaking on the development co-chairman of the restoration committee, Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama (retired) stated that the committee was bent on carrying out the Sports Ministry’s directives adding that it was for the best interest of the country. (Vanguard)