The Presidential Investigative Committee on the vandalism of the Moshood Abiola Nationwide Stadium on Monday submitted its report back to the Minister of Youth and Sports activities Growth, Sunday Dare.
In his submission, the Chairman of the the Committee, DIG Sanni Mohammed (Rtd) thanked the Federal Authorities by way of the Minister for locating the committee members worthy of the project.
He acknowledged that the Committee adhered strictly to the phrases of reference and did its utmost to make far-reaching suggestions.
The Chairman revealed that in the middle of their project, the Committee undertook bodily inspection of the Stadium, went by way of its investigation adopting commonplace finest practices.
He suggested that in subsequent committees of comparable jurisdiction, the phrases of reference ought to embrace powers to research “some other incidental matter regarding the subject material”.
Throwing some gentle into the Committee’s suggestions, he acknowledged thus, “Considered one of our key suggestions is that protocol and safety officers ought to be concerned within the strategy planning stage of future occasions or tournaments whereas the sale of bottled water and canned drinks ought to be banned inside the precincts of the Soccer pitch as they are often weaponised.”
In his remarks, the Everlasting Secretary of the Ministry, Ismaila Abubakar went down reminiscence lane to relate how the unfavourable consequence of the Nigeria-Ghana World Cup qualifier match led to the vandalism of components of the Stadium which necessitated the establishing of the investigative Committee.
He expressed optimism that the report will help the Ministry in stopping future recurrence.
The Minister in his response after receiving the report, thanked the Committee for the in depth nature of their work which he acknowledged may be very spectacular.
He promised full implementation of the report, while emphasising its suggestions with function new Commonplace Working Process (SOP) for the Ministry and NFF in planning for future occasions.
Restating his resolve to sanction culprits of the vandalism, Dare assured that the place they’re recognized within the report, the complete weight of the legislation will introduced upon them to function a deterrent.
The Minister although regretted the fantastic imposed on Nigeria on account of the vandalism, expressed satisfaction that the Stadium was not banned as it’s billed to play host to Nigeria’s first sport of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in early June.