President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday renamed the National Stadium Abuja to Moshood Abiola stadium as a mark of honour to the late winner of June 12 1993, Presidential Election.
This was announced by the president while delivering his 2019 June 12 Democracy Day celebration at the Eagles Square Abuja.
Abiola who ran for the presidency in 1993, had his election results annulled by former military President, Ibrahim Babangida.
Buhari, on the 6th of June 2018 had also awarded Abiola posthumously with Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), meant only for Presidents.
Buhari on Wednesday also said that Nigeria has all it takes to become a world power.
According to him, Nigeria only needs to get his acts together.
“Nigeria can do it.” Buhari declared.
He noted that his administration has made remarkable progress in the fight against corruption, improving the economy and securing the nation in the past four years.
Buhari also assured that his administration in the next four years will consolidate on the achievements recorded in the past four years.
Stressing that the Federal Government cannot develop the nation alone, he urged state governments and the private sector to play their own part.
He insisted that Nigeria’s future and unity are unshakable.
The President said that his administration will not tolerate any form of attack and violence against Nigerians in any part of the country.
“Join me in this journey of rebuilding our nation.” he