NSF: Delta State Clears Air On Stephen Keshi Stadium Collapse

Commissioner for Information Delta State, Charles Aniagwu says there is no iota of truth in the trending report that a few persons lost their lives when a section of the yet-to-be-completed multi purposes Sports Hall at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba crashed on Thursday.

The Sports Hall is billed to host some games in the forthcoming 21st National Sports Festival (NSF) tagged Asaba 2022 is expected to start November 28.

While reacting to the incident Aniagwu who was at the project site said: “It’s a political period and some persons want to tell stories that are not true.

“It was a missed alignment of the crane by the operator who was trying to lift a few pieces of equipment for construction purposes and in the process, one of the pieces of equipment fell off and crashed on the wall.

“The loss of life is not true, as one person sustained a minor injury and has since been given medical attention and has returned to work. The workers are very much on site and we are moving with speed.

“The contractor also assured that in less than 48 hours the part of the wall that collapsed on account of the misalignment of the crane would be fixed.”

Director General of the Delta State Sports Commission, Tonobok Okowa who was on site with Aniagwu said: “It’s nothing to worry about as the contractor handling the project assured that by Friday that the damaged portion of the structure will be fixed.”

Adeleke Olarewaju, the contractor handling the project: “What we are doing here is prefab in the structure, all the slabs and structural members are intact.”

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