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Covid-19: Nigerian govt shuts down all national stadia



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The Federal Government has ordered the complete shutdown of the four National Stadia across the country in a bid to curtail the spread of Covid-19.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Press, Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, Mrs Blessing Lere-Adams and made available to THE WITNESS.

They are MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja; Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, Liberty Stadium, Ibadan and National Statdium, Surulere-Lagos.

“The general public by this information and directive are advised that these facilities will not be available till further notice.

“The Federal Government through the Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and other stakeholders are putting necessary measures in place to curb and eliminate the Pandemic in Nigeria,” the statement said.

It will be recalled that on Tuesday March 17, the federal government through the ministry of youth and sports development announced the indefinite suspension of the 2020 National Sports Festival which was due to hold in Benin City, Edo State from March 22 to April 1.