Match International, the firm which procured the world class, FIFA standard VIP team shelter for the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja has given the purpose behind it.
The facility, which is the first of it’s kind in the country, is a new customised portable VIP facility with ergonomic seat and back in green and white to reflect the official colours of Nigeria.
With a total height of 225cm, the 54 seating capacity shelter consists of; Head rest, Back rest, fully padded with fire – resistant polyurethane foam with double density, polyurethane armrest with integrated cup- holder, galvernized Steel and aluminum foot rest surface with high capacity hard – nylon pivoting wheels on both sides.
The shelter was formally handed over to the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar by the Chief Executive Officer of Match International, Waidi Akanni.
Speaking on the significance, Akanni commended the Sports Ministry for doing everything to give the Abuja stadium the very best of facilities.
” The significance of delivering this top FIFA grade shelter to the Sports Ministry is to match the profile of the Moshood Abiola Stadium and we hope that same type of quality is replicated in other stadia in the country. ”
The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar used the occasion to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to developing sports infrastructure for Nigerian youth and also highlighted the foresight of the Minister Sunday Dare in rehabilitating the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
“All these achievements would not have been possible if there was no commitment from President Muhammadu Buhari for the development of sports infrastructure for our sports men and women who are mostly youth.
“We must also acknowledge the foresight of the Minister Sunday Dare in drawing up laudable initiatives like the adopt a pitch programme which led to the Public-Private Partnership(PPP)arrangement with Alhaji Aliko Dangote for the rehabilitation of this national edifice that had been abandoned for over a decade,” Abubakar said.