The Federal Government has officially commissioned the 60,000 seat MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
It was a solemn ceremony because of the covid-19 outbreak.
The commissioning comes a year after the Federal Government pledged to immortalize the late sports philanthropist and nationalist, Bashorun Chief Moshood Abiola by renaming the stadium after him.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on June 12, 2019 announced the change of the name of the National Stadium to MKO Abiola Stadium.
He had apologized to the Abiola family of the deprivation the nation had done him by not installing him as President and awarded Abiola the highest honor of the country, Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR).
June 12 was signed into law as Democracy Day as a mark of honor to Bashorun Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.