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02.09.2021 news VIDEO: Spectators Avoid Seats as Rain Leaks Through the Roof at Seyi Makinde’s N5.5bn Stadium

Published 2nd Sep, 2021

By Damilola Ayeni

A heavy rain has exposed poor work at the newly commissioned Adamasingba Stadium in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.

Videos obtained by FIJ on Wednesday revealed a leaking roof through which water crept in and flooded some of the stadium’s stands, preventing spectators from occupying them.

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Several water patches were also observed on the football pitch during a special match marking the reopening of the 30-year-old stadium after a N5.58billion remodeling.

“The job was a terrible one,” a spectator who recorded the video told FIJ. “No cap. It’s seriously leaking everywhere.”

During a tour of the stadium on Tuesday, Ademola Ige, the Special Adviser to Governor Makinde on Culture and Tourism, said it would make Oyo State a “tourists’ designation”.

“This is part of the efforts of Governor Seyi Makinde to make Oyo State a tourists’ destination,” Ige said. “So this sports tourism project is one of other areas of tourism locations in eco-tourism, natural tourism and food tourism that are well noted around the world. This stadium is situated within the heart of the capital of the state and can be easily located.”

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In August 2020, Makinde said his government had signed a contractual agreement with Messrs Peculiar Ultimate Concerns Limited for the remodeling of the stadium at a cost of over N5.58billion.

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Published 2nd Sep, 2021

By Damilola Ayeni

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