Delta State Government repudiates DLA road project, explains cause of damaged Stadium Score Board

Posted by News Express | 6 February 2019 | 1,912 times

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•Delta State Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah

The 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 the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) caused the collapsed 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 newsmen on the outcome of the Delta State Executive Council meeting held on Tuesday.

According to Chief Ukah, the score board destroyed part of the stadium but thanked God that no life was lost, explaining that the situation was receiving attention.

He explained that the damaged part of the complex will be fixed by the contractor as the project have 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 11) 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 EXCO, according to Chief Ukah, also approved the rehabilitation of electricity scheme at Ode-Itsekiri (phase 1) in Warri South Local Government Area and the construction of (phase 11) of Model Secondary School, Ogulagha in Burutu Local Government Area.

Other projects approved by the council included the construction of (phase 11) of Okerenkoko Township Road in Warri South-West Local Government Area and construction of (phase 1) 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.

Source: News Express

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