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Gov Makinde inspects on-going Akobo flyover, Lekan Salami Stadium, Ajia-Airport-Ife Expressway projects

Oyo State governor, ’Seyi Makinde, on Friday, inspected ongoing infrastructure projects in Ibadan, including the Akobo-General Gas Flyover, the 21-kilometer Ajia-Airport-New Ife Expressway road, with a spur to Amuloko, and the Lekan Salami Sports Complex remodeling project.

The governor expressed satisfaction with the quality of the works being done by the contractors, saying that he was excited with the pace of work done so far.

He added that the scope of the projects has been well covered, while the schedule is being followed.

Speaking with newsmen at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, shortly after inspecting the projects, the governor said that his administration will continue to improve sports facilities in the state to empower youths and develop the economy.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the Lekan Salami Sports Complex has been upgraded to FIFA standard, with four world-class Changing Rooms, capacity for 25 players, and Wet Areas with a capacity for 11 players at a time.

Others were the Doping Control Room, Clinic, Referee’s Room, Match Officials Room, and a Youth Centre/Ball Boys Rooms.

The statement added that the stadium has also, in line with FIFA requirements, been equipped with state-of-the-art Studio, including CCTV facilities that can monitor a five-kilometer radius of the stadium and also the Ibadan Airport, as well as world-class gadgets that will enable the linking of the stadium to a minimum of four stadia.

The statement also noted a new training pitch, a multipurpose hall for Basketball, Volleyball, and Handball, a new Squash Hall and a 50 by 30 Metres Multipurpose Hall completed with a center court, for gymnasium, boxing, judo, kickboxing will also be delivered at the facility.

In his speech, Governor Makinde said: “Well, I will say so far, so good, the scope is well covered and we have made quite some progress. Also, the schedule is being followed.

“I will say I am excited and I look forward to the official opening, which has now been pushed to the 1st of September. I also look forward to seeing our darling team, Shooting Stars, beat the foreign Team.

“When I was campaigning, people asked me questions about job opportunities for our youths and I said discovering sporting talents is one way of engaging our youths. And this is one such project that can enable us to achieve that.

“Also, we want to be on the map internationally by hosting international sporting events, not just football. We have seen the center courts for the Tennis, Swimming Pool project and the facilities for volleyball, boxing, kick-boxing, and the rest.”

The governor promised to utilize sports to develop the economy of the state, saying: “So, we want to utilize sports to also develop our economy. We want to keep coming here every week by God’s grace to watch Shooting Stars play in the National Premiership League and to also play competitions in Africa.

“We also want Shooting Stars to go on and play the World Club Cup competition, which I know is not beyond us.

“We have to bring development to our people, to our city and our state. That was why we were elected in the first place.

“Some of those projects should be nearing completion right now. We wanted to check and be sure that, indeed, what we have on the ground matches the report I have been getting. And I can tell you that I am quite impressed with the contractor.”

 

Gov Makinde inspects on-going Akobo flyover, Lekan Salami Stadium, Ajia-Airport-Ife Expressway projectsOyo State governor, ’Seyi Makinde, on Friday governor expressed satisfaction We also want Shooting Stars to go on and play the World Club Cup competition, which I know is not beyond us We have to bring development to our people, to our city and our state. That was why we were elected in the first place Speaking with newsmen at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, shortly after inspecting the projects Speaking with newsmen at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, shortly after inspecting the projects Speaking with newsmen at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, shortly after inspecting the projects Stadium commisioning

 

 

 

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