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Sunday Dare shuts down National stadium Lagos

Nigeria’s Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, says a floodlight mast at the National Stadium in Lagos was broken and collapsed after a rainstorm.

Dare therefore ordered the closure of the facility for “proper assessment,” the minister tweeted on Friday.

“Surulere Stadium: Friday morning at 7am I inspected the floodlight mast that broke in half & collapsed from the rainstorm last wednesday. Thank God there was no casualty,” Dare said.

He Shared photos and a video of the fallen pole and stated that he also inspected the three other light masts, adding the effects of age and weather elements were visible.

The Minister continued “Clearly they are also suspect after 51 years, based on my assessment, advice of experts and in the interest of public safety, the Ministry will announce shortly the temporary closure of the stadium and surrounding facilities for proper assessment & necessary action”.