The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has shut down the swimming pool of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja with immediate effect.
The decision was communicated in a Press Release issued by the Director of Press and Public Relations Mohammed Manga on May 5, 2022.
The decision becomes necessary, following the death of a 13-year-old boy by name Matthew Godwin who got drowned on Tuesday May 3, during the festive season.
“All activities within the pool area are therefore suspended till further notice” part of the statement reads.
“The Ministry has ordered a full scale investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the incident and the activities that led to it in a bid to forestall future recurrence”.
A delegation from the Ministry has since paid the family of the deceased a condolence visit.