FG Sets Up 9-man Panel to Probe Vandalism at National Stadium

The Federal Government has set up an investigative panel to look into the vandalism that took place on Tuesday after the game between Nigeria and Ghana.

Switch Nigeria reported that some irate fans tore down some parts of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, in Abuja after the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the Qatar World Cup.

This announcement was made known by the Sport Minister, Sunday Dare on Thursday. He said a nine man committee has been set up to look into the incident.

He noted that the culprits will be found and brought to justice.

His words: “Nigerians must stop destroying Government property. Anyone identified to be culpable in acts of vandalism at the national stadium will be prosecuted by the Federal Government. This must stop. The willful destruction of Government property across the country is unacceptable and must be condemned. While the failure to qualify is regrettable, the destruction is unacceptable and unjustified.

“I am giving this assurance that the necessary steps will be taken to deal with the issues that have led to Nigeria’s inability to qualify. All I am asking for now is patience from millions of Nigerians.” Dare said.

The 9-man panel include the following:

  1. Retired DIG Sanni Usman – Chairman
  2. Dr. Henry Nzekwu – Vice Chairman
  3. Retired Navy Commodore Omatseye
  4. Alhaji Abba Yola
  5. Dr. Simon Ebhojiaye, Director Federations and Elite Athletes Department of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports.
  6. Mrs. Tayo Oreweme
  7. Mr. Mitchell Obi
  8. Representative of the Director-General, Department of State Security (DSS).
  9. Olumide Bamiduro of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports will serve as secretary.

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