President Muhammadu Buhari, in honour of MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, named the Abuja national stadium after Abiola on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Although this has been widely commended, the state of the stadium has left sour taste in the mouth.
The 60,000 capacity stadium is now turning to a shadow of itself, with dilapidated facilities, grass and refuse littering virtually every spot. The stadium located not far from the FCT gate was commissioned in 2003, and estimated to have gulped a total of $360 million.
Below are pictures of parts of the stadium taken when TheCable visited the facility on Saturday morning