The Minister of Youth and Sport, Sunday Dare has announced that stadia across the country would be available for use during this period of COVID-19 crisis.
He tweeted that ‘Mr. President has approved for the Ministry of Youth and Sports to open and make available the stadiums in Surulere Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja and Kaduna as well as our NYSC camps nationwide for use as isolation centers as they are needed. We are in touch with relevant authorities.’
He further said, ‘The identification and fumigation of multiple buildings such as the multipurpose sports hall, Gyms etc located in the stadium will commence shortly.’
According to him, usage will be determined by medical personnel and various authorities.
The Lagos State Government had earlier this week converted the Onikan Stadium to an isolation centre.