Asaba 2018: DTSG approves contract for fresh work, variation of Stephen Keshi Stadium


In fulfillment of the pledge of the Delta State government to host the Senior African Athletics Championship, the State Executive Council (EXCO) on Tuesday (May 22, 2018) approved the contract for additional works and variation of the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, after the meeting in Asaba, disclosed that the approval is a follow-up to that given for the completion of the second phase outstanding works in the stadium last month by the EXCO.
He also revealed that the EXCO officially approved the hosting of the 21st edition of the Senior African Athletics Championship, tagged ‘Asaba 2018, which is scheduled to hold from August 1 to 5, 2018.
Ukah pointed out that to show the seriousness that Governor Okowa attaches to the project, the Governor took all members of the Council on an inspection visit to the stadium immediately after the meeting to see the extent of work done so far.
According to the Commissioner for Information, the meeting also approved the Implementation Design and Expenditure Plan for 2018/2019 cycle of job creation programmes – Skill Training Entrepreneur Programme (STEP) and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneur Programme (YAGEP) – as part of the state government’s drive to create wealth.

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