Kwara State government has again, re-assured sports enthusiasts in the state on the renovation and modernization of Oloffa Stadium, as the re-grassing of the pitch of the Kwara State Stadium Complex begins.
The re-grassing of the pitch of the Main-Bowl of the Kwara State Stadium Complex will see the conversion of the Synthetic grass to natural grass.
Speaking with newsmen on the development, the Executive Chairman of the Kwara State Sports Commission, Mallam Bola Mogaji said that the contract for the conversation of the Synthetic grass to natural grass is being bankrolled by Barrister Akeem Uthman Mustapha.
He also added that the package includes the maintenance of the grass for as long as the government of Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq lasts in the state.
“It’s a good development, having a natural grass pitch. It’s good for the state and country, because of international matches. Again, athletics meets will hold there, unlike before when we can’t do events like throws.
“We will also have a synthetic grass in one of the pitch outside, to reduce pressure on the Main-Bowl grass.
He also assures on the modernization of the Oloffa Stadium, adding that progress has been made towards having the job on.
“A lot has been said about the Stadium in Offa. Everything has been completed about it, and the necessary paper works have been completed, and memo has been sent to the Governor to approve for the placement of advert for contractors to bid”, he added.
He assured that the ongoing re-grassing will be completed on time ahead of the 2022/2023 NPFL season.
Also speaking about the re-grassing, the Engineer, Jamal Ghaddar of Greenwood Company Limited said that the project will be ready before the end of October.
“We started on August 27th, and we have succeeded in removing the artificial grass. We hope to complete the irrigation system in one week, and in the next two weeks, we will start planting the grass, after laying and rolling the sharp sand and top soil.
“We will need to set up the Technical Room, from where everything will be controlled. One very important aspect of it all is maintenance of the grass, this is because, maintenance is life”, he added.