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Delta: Govt repudiates road project, explains cause of stadium score board damage

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Delta State Government has repudiated the contract for the rehabilitation of Direct Labour Agency, DLA, Road, Asaba, just as it said the heavy wind predicted across the country by NiMet caused the collapse of the score board at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, on Monday night.

This was made known by the Commissioner for Information, Chief Patrick Ukah, while briefing journalist on the outcome of the Delta State Executive Council meeting held on Tuesday.

According to Ukah, the score board destroyed part of the stadium but no life was lost.

He said that the situation was receiving attention.

He explained that the damaged part of the complex would be fixed by the contractor as the project had not been handed over to the state government.

The information commissioner disclosed that as part of efforts to continue to open up the state through roads, the meeting approved the phase II of the construction of Fear God Street (Bonsaac) and construction of Pat Kanayo Okonta Street/Amaechi Uzuegbu Street/Part of Nze Francis Street/Onwa Nwachinemelu Street in Asaba.

The executive council, according to Ukah, also approved the rehabilitation of electricity scheme at Ode-Itsekiri phase I in Warri South Local Government Area and the construction of phase II of Model Secondary School, Ogulagha in Burutu Local Government Area.

Other projects approved by the council included the construction of phase II of Okerenkoko Township Road in Warri South-West Local Government Area and construction of phase I of internal roads in Otolokpo Community in Ika North East Local Government Area.

According to the information commissioner, also approved is the payment of the retirement/death benefits of 115 staff of the Delta State University, Abraka.

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