Nigeria set to host West Africa Swimming Competition

The National Stadium Swimming Pool, Surulere, Lagos is set to host the West Africa Junior Swimming Championships.

The Nigeria Aquatics Federation has secured the pool to host the 2nd Africa CANA Zone 2 (West and Central Africa) Junior Swimming Championships from October 27 to October 29.

The pool which hosted 1973 All Africa Games will play host to 20 nations.

An on-the-spot assessment showed that the facilities within the swimming pool arena were being upgraded, while the conveniences were being refurbished.

The State Box, the Press Gallery and the spectators’ stands are being painted, while the floor of the swimming pool arena was also replaced with new tiles.

One of the contractors on site, Abiodun Salau, said that the work was about 95 percent done.

“The work is almost done and we are happy with the pace of work, the pool will be ready on time because the organisers are always here to check its progress.

“The pool is ready to host any championships now. The organisers will be back tomorrow to check on the work in progress which they will be satisfied with,’’ he said.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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