Eko 2012: Balogun Stadium Ready, Today – Site Engineer
The ongoing renovation of the main bowl of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, will be completed today for the hosting of the 18th National Sports Festival scheduled to open in Lagos on November 27.
The site engineer of Deux Projects Ltd, the company handling the renovation, Mr Mark Ayorinde, disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos over the weekend.
“Rehabilitation work at the stadium will be completed in four days time in readiness for the festival, scheduled to hold in Lagos from November 27 to December 9 said the Engineer on Friday.
“We are working assiduously to meet the Monday deadline, although we are not under any obligation to that effect,” Ayorinde said.
He said that the company’s workers were on site during the Eid-el-Kabir holidays in order to meet the four-day delivery target.
“This will ensure the completion of the work before the state government’s deadline of October ending,” he said.
The engineer said that the laying of the synthetic turf on the football pitch, which, according to him, was the most integral aspect of the job, had been completed.
He added that the drainage system at the stadium had also been completed.
Ayorinde said that the four-day holiday would be used to mark the tartan tracks at the stadium.
According to him, the wetness of the pitch in the last three days had hindered the company from marking the tracks.
Rehabilitation of the main bowl of the stadium which began on July 3 was temporarily stalled last month by shortage of materials, which led to a protest by the company’s workers.
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Over 100 anti-corruption civil society organisations and their supporters staged a protest in Lagos at the weekend in continuation of their call for the removal of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa, over alleged continued disobedience of court orders.
Leaders of the groups, who began what they described as a “week-long protest against politicisation of the EFCC, disobedience of court orders and infringement on human rights of Nigerians”, on Friday, said many CSOs called in to join the struggle after the maiden press conference held in Lagos.
The CSOs walked through the streets of Ikeja, through Ikeja City Mall, ending at the Oregun Junction, in Ikeja, Lagos, chanting protest songs and asking President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Bawa.
They noted that they were aware of the persistent pressure and intimidation of the Nigerian media to underplay the dissatisfaction of the anti-corruption CSOs with Bawa, stressing that no amount of intimidation would make them give up their collective struggle against corruption and leaders undermining the struggle.
A spokesperson for the Transparency and Accountability Group, Ayodeji Ologun, who spoke on behalf of the CSOs, said the Coalition of Anti-corruption organisations could not stay aloof while the country’s legal system was being bastardised by the “selfish interests of a few”, insisting that, if Bawa was bent on playing politics, he should get a membership card from any of the political parties.
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