Stationery Stores Supporters Trust has commended the move by both Governor Ambode and sports minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung, to give a new lease of life to the National Stadium, Lagos.
In a press release signed by its national president, Pastor Ime James and secretary, Yomi Opakunle the body heartily commended Ambode, for offering to take-over and renovate the stadium.
“We are equally extremely gratified by the passionate plea of Nigeria’s Honourable Minister of Sports, for the return of Stationery Stores FC – an undisputable Nigerian Legacy.
“The call of the minister is constructive, timely and capable of not just accelerating the return and sustenance of the Lagos darling team, but also facilitating the revival of such other legacy clubs as Leventis United, Raccah Rovers and many others.
“The minister’s call is equally consistent with our efforts as Supporters over the years, including our registering the first ever Football Supporters Trust (a Lagos State registered Cooperatives Multipurpose Society) in Nigeria, in support of the owners of Stationery Stores FC, to ensure the sustainable return of the club. We have also revived over 30 Supporters Club Chapters in Nigeria and 12 in West Africa/Africa, the UK, the USA and China.
“We appreciate the fatherly concern of Governor Ambode for the continued return of our darling Stores FC and urge His Excellency to support the Adebajo family to ensure that the return of the club is put on a viable footing, especially as the club intensifies preparations for the 2017 Lagos State FA Cup and graciously incorporate the darling club of Lagos in his administration’s plan for a well-deserved Lagos at 50 celebrations.
“As supporters of Nigeria’s most flamboyant and 1st truly professional club, we pledge our continued loyalty to the legacy of Israel Adebajo and thank Sports Minister Dalung for his call to make the refurbished National Stadium Surulere, the new home base of Super Stores FC.”