The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has directed the temporary shutdown of all activities at four National Stadia across the country.
According to a statement signed on Monday by the spokesperson of the Ministry, Lere-Adams A.B, the direction is aimed to checking the spread and safeguard all Nigerians against the COVID-19 virus.
The stadiums to be shut down include MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja; Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna; Liberty Stadium, Ibadan and National Stadium, Surulere-Lagos.
The ministry also noted that, following this directive, these facilities will not be available till further notice.
The Federal Government through the Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other stakeholders are putting necessary measures in place to curb and eliminate the Pandemic in Nigeria.