Nigerians have taken to social media to react to President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement of a change of name for the Abuja National Stadium.
Delivering his Democracy Day speech at the Eagle Square, Abuja today, the president announced that the stadium would now be known as the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.
Many Nigerians took to social media to hail the announcement, calling for the name change to also bring a face-lift to the “dilapidated” stadium.
Read reactions monitored on social media:
I hereby commend General Muhammadu Buhari for renaming Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola.
National was built by OBJ at $500m.
Maybe, the dilapidated MKO Abiola Stadium can get a face-lift now??
— IKECHUKWU (@iykimo) June 12, 2019
While I commend @MBuhari for renaming the Abuja National Stadium as the Moshood Abiola National Stdium, effort should be put in place to renovate the stadium for proper usage.
— Kemoshiloh Shiloh (@kemoshiloh) June 12, 2019
Abuja National Stadium now renamed MKO Abiola stadium by the government of PMB. Very befitting.
— ♥MR RIGHT♥ (@AltyNurah) June 12, 2019
Abuja National stadium to now be known as "MOSHUD ABIOLA STADIUM".
Sometimes it's the person you really offened the most that comes around to bring HONOR to you . It takes a lot to do such. PMB forever you've proved yourself beyond the ordinary. God bless you.
— Sola Myke-fadipe (@SolaMyke) June 12, 2019
— AKINLAT AUTO 🚘🚘🚘🚘 (@akinlatauto) June 12, 2019
Happy democracy day Naija.
After Unilag Rejected their renaming to MKO Abiola as symbol of our nascent democracy, Abuja National Stadium finally settled it.
This is good for democracy. Kudos on this, President. pic.twitter.com/c8AXtRQTCJ
— Alagba Ken (@AlagbaKenneth) June 12, 2019
This is how low abiola influence is to the federal government that they are naming Abuja national stadium that has been abandoned for years now.
Moshood abiola stadium where cows go to feed..
Moshood abiola stadium where nothing like sport activities ever functioned in years.
— QUDUS (@QdPaper) June 12, 2019
Abuja National Stadium now
MKO Abiola Stadium:
How often is a stadium mentioned or remembered?
How often, if that stadium has remained in disrepair for years?
Now, how often is a large University or an International Airport mentioned or remembered daily?
— Free Leah & Others (@tarugu) June 12, 2019