The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has revealed that the sports ministry rejected a bill of N81m to cut the grass at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
Dare revealed this in a tweet on Sunday.
The minister explained that fund was not available, adding that there would be an outcry if Nigerians were told that N81m was used to cut grass.
He tweeted, “The ministry was given a bill. The ministry did not accept. It will be detrimental to spend such an amount and it can be better invested.
“If we tell Nigerians we used N81m to cut grass, which is not even available, there will be an outcry.
“The funds are not really there for us and that is why we are partnering with private investors to bring back the key components of our infrastructure.”
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development had earlier proposed to spend a total of N798.75m on various projects at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja in 2021.