President Muhammad Buhari has announced the change of the name of the National Stadium, Abuja to MKO Abiola National Stadium.
The president made this pronouncement during his speech at the Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
June 12 was on Monday officially declared as Democracy Day as a mark of honour to Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election.
Abuja National Stadium is a multipurpose national sports stadium located in Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.
The stadium serves as a home to the Nigerian national football team, as well as a center for various social, cultural, and religious events.
The Federal Government of Nigeria approved the contract for the construction of the National Stadium complex and Games Village on 18 July 2000. The stadium was constructed to host the 8th All Africa Games which took place in October 2003.