Musician ‘Sean Tero’ rehabilitates stadium in Lagos community
A musician, Anthony Manuwa, popularly known as Sean Tero, has given a face-lift to the MKO Abiola mini stadium at Jakande Estate, Oke-Afa, Isolo in Lagos State, to encourage more sporting activities.
Speaking at the inauguration of the rehabilitated stadium, Manuwa said the choice of the project was part of his Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to his immediate community.
“The project was done because I am a product of this community, Jakande Estate. It is a turning point in our collective attempt to improve on the stadium and ensure a conducive environment for sporting activities,” the `Choko’ crooner said.
According to him, the stadium will create an avenue for youths and the elderly to use the facility for various physical exercises and sporting events.
The musician said the rehabilitation would also add more value and beauty to the stadium, which has become a centre for recreational activities, especially since the outbreak of COVID-19.
Manuwa said one of the works carried out on the stadium was to correct the affected part of the field where erosion posed a great challenge during rainfall.
Mr Oluwaseun Adekoya, chairman of Jakande Estate Youth Organisation, thanked the musician for the gesture to the community. Adekoya said the development would go a long way in encouraging youths to participate and showcase their talents.
Olakunle Suleiman, one of the athletes who frequently use the stadium, also thanked the musician. He said such development would encourage more youths to showcase their talents.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that sporting activities including football, boxing, athletics, and basketball often take place at the mini-stadium which can contain over 3,000 spectators.