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Rangers Will Return To Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium In February – Contractor Assures



Contractor Assures Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Will Be Ready In February

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Will Be Ready In February – Contractor Assures

The construction company handling the renovation of the playing pitch of Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, Reform Sports West Africa Limited has promised that the work will be completed next month and Rangers International FC will return to their home base.

Speaking in an exclusive interview in Abuja, the Project Manager, Architect Sani Mohammed regretted the delay in completion of the project and disclosed that the “Flying Antelopes” will return to the stadium to conclude their 2023 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL season.

Arch Mohammed explained that the delay in completion of the project was due to technical and logistical issues.

“We appreciate you for reaching us to get our side of the story.ñ on the remodeling of Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu. We are a construction company, Reform Sports West Africa Limited. We remodelled the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, built UNEC (University of Nigeria Enugu Campus) Stadium as well as Rangers Camp/training pitch all in Enugu in 2009. Specifically, during the FIFA U-17 World Cup which Nigeria hosted and Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium was selected as one of the stadiums to host matches.

“We built the UNEC Stadium and Rangers Training Camp to global standard. And we delivered these projects within the time limit.

“It is unfortunate that the remodelling of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium is taking this long, and the delay is not our making. We encountered technical and logistical issues along the line and we appealed to the Enugu State Government for extension of time, which they graciously granted.

“We apologise to the good people of the state for the delay in the completion of the project but I want to assure you that Rangers will return back home in February to finish their league season.

“The astro turf arrived in Lagos inFebruary and we have made concerted effort to clear them. We are grateful that our effort is yielding results because the turf will arrive Enugu this week. The stadium is 98% completed.

“Reform Group West Africa is not new name in construction ND renovation of sports facilities in the country. We renovated Dan Ayiam Stadium in Owerri, we are renovating Lafia City Stadium in Nasarawa State. The score boards in Enugu, Calabar are our works. Our works ate numerous in Nigeria football/sports ecosystem,” he said.

Other stadium renovated by the Reform Sports West Africa Limited include Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi Abacha Barrack Abuja military formation pitch, Akure Township Stadium, Ondo State

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DG NYSC Urges Corps Members On Peaceful Co-Existence



….As Abia Swears-in 1,698 PCMs
The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General YD Ahmed has advised Corps Members to live in peace with one another, make new friends and use the opportunities of the service year to foster national unity and integration.

He gave the advise in his address to the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream Two Corps Members during his visit to Abia State Orientation Camp in Umuna, Bende Local Government Area of the State.

General Ahmed said the Scheme was established to foster national unity and integration, hence the need for all serving and prospective Corps Members to key into the NYSC project for national development.

Speaking further, the Director General warned the Corps Members against night travelling and also travelling without obtaining permission from the Scheme. He warned that unauthorized travelling attracts sanctions in line with NYSC byelaws.

The Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti in his address at the Swearing-in Ceremony urged the Corps Members to utilize the abundant opportunities around them to develop themselves and also use them to contribute their quota to the socio-economic development of the State.

The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Nwobilor Ananaba promised his continuous support for the NYSC in Abia State.

He advised the Corps Members to abide by the tenets of their Oath of Allegiance and conduct themselves as good ambassadors of their families, institutions and NYSC during and after their service year.

In her address, the NYSC Abia State Coordinator, Mrs Dick-Iruenabere Ufoma urged the Corps Members to participate fully in all Orientation Camp activities, as they would serve as veritable tools in the dissemination of information and aid the implementation of the laudable policies of the State Government.

“The NYSC Management will give you the necessary support to make the desired impact. The Scheme also aims at inculcating discipline in our youths and instilling in them the spirit of patriotism and loyal service to the nation.

You must obey all camp officials and no form of insubordination, truancy, including drug abuse and secret cult activities will be tolerated in camp and throughout the service year”, she said.

During the ceremony, the Abia State Chief Judge, Justice Lilian Abai represented by Justice Anya Benson administered the Oath of Allegiance on the 1,698 Prospective Corps Members made up of 891 males and 807 females.

General Ahmed, who was among the dignitaries that witnessed the Swearing-in Ceremony was accompanied by the Director, Special Duties, Alhaji Musa Abubakar and Director Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa.

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