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2018 CAA COMPETITION: ‘Stephen Keshi Stadium To Be Ready In July’ – Gov. Okowa


The Oasis Reporters

June 15, 2018

By Aloysius Okerieke, Warri

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, addresses the Press after inspecting the progress of ongoing work at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.
Entrance to the Stadium.
Dr. Okowa (second from left), listens to explanations on the work in progress.
View of the Stephen Keshi Stadium.

***Urges Nigeria To Pray For The Success Of The Super Eagles In Russia

As Delta State prepares to host the 2018 Confederation of African Athletics [CAA] Senior African Athletics Competition in Asaba, August 2018, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has given assurances that the Stephen Keshi Stadium, venue of the championship would be ready in July.

The governor who spoke during an inspection of the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Asaba expressed satisfaction with the pace and level of work at the stadium stating, “there is an appreciable increase in the pace of work at the site, a lot of coordinated work is going on as you can see, I will visit again next week, and I hope we will be talking of the finishing by then, i believe the stadium will be ready, first week of July”

Governor Okowa charged Nigerians to pray for the success of the national team, Super Eagles as they participate in the ongoing 2018 Federation International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup in Russia which kicked off on Thursday, June 14th, 2018.

Gov. Okowa explained that the utilization of the stadium will announce itself to the outside world and attract a lot of international sporting activities adding that the state was grooming young athletes in local sporting activities and they will utilise the equipment in the stadium.

“We are recruiting the young ones in the different sporting activities in the state and we want to groom them from this tender age, this is the stadium we will be using when it is completed, it is of international standard and will also attract international competitions. he said stressing that “a team has been put in place to help manage traffic during the Senior African Athletics Competition in August as a lot of side roads leading to the stadium has been tarred and will be used as outlets for vehicles.”

The governor also inspected construction work at the new General Hospital in Asaba expressing dissatisfaction at the pace of work and charged the contractor to increase the pace of work to meet up with the time schedule.

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