1,800 Capacity Igbogbo Stadium Getting Set To Host Pastor Ashimolowo’s Compassion Crusade

Kunle Adelabu

-As contractor rounding off construction works

About two months after the contractor handling the modernisation of the Igbogbo Stadium moved back to site, the construction works are nearing completion.

When our reporter, who has been following up the construction, visited the stadium on Wednesday, the stand for the 1800 capacity facility is almost ready, and the surfacing of the football pitch and track completed. Finishing touches is also being done on the dressing rooms, toilets and offices that are beneath the stadium stand.

Workers were seen working at every section of the stadium to make it ready for the use of the Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo’s Compassion Crusade holding between 6th and 11th, November, in Igbogbo and Ikorodu.

THE IMPACT gathered that the contractor was supposed to complete the construction on October 15, but was unable to finish as expected.

It was also gathered that Pastor Ashimolowo played a major role in the contractor’s moving back to sites continue the construction of the Ipakodo – Igbogbo – Bola Tinubu – Igbe Laara – Gintin road, for the purpose of the crusade.

Other men of God that will be joining the founder of KICC at the crusade that is scheduled to hold between 5:30pm and 7:30pm for the seven days are: Dr. Mensa Otabil, Pastor Poju Oyemade, Pastor Jerry Eze, Dr Festus Adeyeye and Rev. Steve Mensah among others.

Igbogbo stadium stand nearing completion

“We are rounding off, and in matter of days, we shall be delivering the project. We were actually supposed to deliver the project October 15, but we were unable to”, one of the Supervisors working on the site, told our reporter.

“According to what we were told, the Church will start bringing their equipment from next week to install them. So, we must finish in a matter of days. We are already rounding off and we will start doing clearing”, he added.

When asked about the laying of grass on the pitch, the Supervisor informed our reporter that it would be fix after the crusade.

Ashimolowo, speaking on the crusade, said that the event that thousands of people are expected to take part on a daily basis, would combine crusade with compassion.

“Have you ever heard of a crusade where they distribute 50, 000 bags of rice, 50, 000 bags of beans, 50, 000 bags of garri, 10, 000 bottles of oil and 10, 000 buckets, clothings for everyone and 2000 Bibles? Pastor Asimolowo asked rhetorically.

View of the constructed track from the stand

“On that Saturday, the Igbogbo stadium would become a hospital, we will have 70, 000 dollars’ worth of medicine. We will have 100 doctors, 100 pharmacist given out medical services.

“We have the blessings of the Governor (Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu), and the Oba of Ikorodu, (His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabir Shotobi) and Oba of Igbogbo (His Royal Majesty, Oba Semiudeen Kasali) to use the place”, he added.

Area view of the pitch and the stand
The 1800 sitting stand at the stadium
One of the facilities beneath the stadium stand
Entrance of the stadium with the crusade’s billboard

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