FIFA Bans Abuja Stadium Indefinetly Over Invasion, Vandalisation Of Facilities

UPDATE: FG Nominates Panel To Probes Abuja Stadium Invasion, Destruction Of Facilities

by Victor Ndubuisi

The Federal Government has established a commission to investigate the invasion of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja by enraged supporters, as well as the damage of facilities.

Following the Super Eagles’ failure to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup on Tuesday, claimed that enraged Nigerians stormed the pitch and vandalized several stadium amenities.

Sunday Dare, the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, stated on Thursday that a nine-member commission has been formed to examine the pitch invasion and vandalism of the stadium infrastructure.

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The members of the investigation panel will be informed of the parameters of reference in due course, according to Dare.


The minister disclosed that the investigative panel would be chaired by a former Deputy Inspector General of Police, Sanni Usman (rtd).

Dare named Henry Nzekwu as the committee’s Vice Chairman while the Secretary of the panel is Olumide Bamiduro, a staff of the Sports ministry.

Other members of the panel include popular sport journalist, Mitchell Obi; retired Navy Commodore, Omatseye Nesiama, Abba Yola, Simon Ebhojiaye of the sports ministry; Tayo Oreweme; and a representative of the Department of State Services (DSS) Director.


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