The Plateau State Government has expressed satisfaction with the quality of work on the multi-billion Jos stadium.
Mr. James Yakubu, Commissioner for Sports, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Sunday that the ``quality of work, the speed and the steady progress are all encouraging and commendable``.
`` I was indeed happy to see that the main bowl has been completed with the pitch grassed and running track laid.
``If the tempo is sustained, the project will be completed on schedule,'' the commissioner said.
He said that N3 billion was being sunk into the ultra-modern stadium and declared that it would be one of the best in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.
Yakubu, who lauded Governor Jonah Jang's special interest in sports, said that the decision to revisit the Zaria Road Stadium, abandoned for some 20 years, was a testimony to that.
``From our records on the sports desk, no Governor on the Plateau has ever committed so much to the sports sector. We are sure that such a commitment to sports revival will restore the sector's fortunes in Plateau.''
He said that the ministry was planning a mini sports festival that would expose the talents within the state as part of preparations for the forthcoming National Sports Festival in Lagos.
The commissioner said that the festival, slated for August, would be organised by some agents, who would get some corporate bodies to sponsor events.
He decried Plateau's dismal performances in sports over the years and promised a reversal of the situation ``very soon''. (NAN)