The Senate has invited Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and other agencies involved in the maintenance of the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja, to ascertain the extent of the damage to facilities at the national arena.
Irate football fans had vandalised facilities at the MKO Abiola National Stadium on March 29th following Super Eagles’ 1-1 draw with Ghana in a World Cup qualifier, which effectively ended Nigeria’s bid to qualify for the global football fiesta scheduled to start in November 2022 in Qatar.
The Upper Legislative Chamber arrived at the resolutions after a Point of Order raised by Michael Nnachi during plenary.
The Senate also mandated its Committee on Sports and Youth Development to investigate the remote and immediate cause of Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the World Cup in spite of the huge fund by government, individuals and corporate bodies.
While raising the point of order, Nnachi noted with sadness the vandalisation of facilities at the stadium by irate football fans.