FG shuts down all national stadia

FG to use national stadia as isolation camps


The Minster of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the use of the national stadia as well as National Youth Service Corps camps as isolation camps.

In a series of tweets, the minister said that the government is working hard to combat the COVID-19 ravaging the globe. 

It will be recalled the NYSC camps were closed down just as the government ordered the closure of the stadia to the general public

“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

“We are in this together. And together we shall overcome. I call on the Youth of Nigeria to be at the vanguard of dissemination of timely and accurate information via social media to Nigerians in their communities. We must ratchet up the awareness campaign for our people.

“The government is being proactive. Making available necessary resources and infrastructure in this race against time. Our hope and prayers are that this pandemic will be stopped sooner rather than later.

“The identification and fumigation of multiple buildings such as the multipurpose sports hall, Gyms etc located in the stadium will commence shortly.

“The stadiums are huge complexes with many outdoor and indoor areas. Medical personnel and authorities will determine the appropriate areas of usage if and when necessary.

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“Stadiums can be used as testing centres and because of space they will allow for required distancing. Our prayers are that Nigeria never gets to this level – but we must all be prepared to support the system.  God bless all our doctors and medical staff at this critical time,” he tweeted.


FG to use national stadia as isolation camps FG to use national stadia as isolation camps

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