Olu Akerele, former personal assistant to Chief MKO Abiola, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for naming the National Stadium after the late politician.
Akerele stated that this development will make the Abiola happy in his grave, adding that no other head of state had honoured the late billionaire like President Buhari.
President Buhari had on Tuesday renamed the Abuja National Stadium as Moshood Abiola National Stadium.
He made the declaration in his speech during the first Democracy Day to be marked on June 12, at the Eagles Square, Abuja.
Akerele in a statement issued in Abuja, noted that Abiola was a lover of sports and the national stadium remained the best sporting monument to bear the name of the sport-loving late politician.
He said, “Naming the National Stadium after MKO Abiola is commendable. Apart from MKO’S legendary philanthropy, another area where he excelled was in the sporting arena which earned him the title of Pillar of Sports in Africa.
“President Buhari has truly proved himself as real ‘Daniel come to judgement’ by rewriting the historical roles played by MKO in almost all areas of national development which some misguided former military officers tried to rubbish in the past 25 years!
“I’m sure that Abiola is happy and will be smiling in his grave now. He has not laboured in vain and his death has also not been without notice. President Buhari remains a hero we should encourage so that he would do more. ”
Akerele advised President Buhari to pay more attention to sports development by appointing capable hand as the next Minister for Sports and Youths in his cabinet.