Barely six months after an overhead water tank collapsed at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, a scoreboard on Monday crashed following the impact of the breeze which blew across the land on Momday evening.
The stadium which was hastily constructed for the last African Championships has been a subject of discuss in many quarters, though some agreed it is one of the legacy projects of the government of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
At the collapse of the scoreboard,Delta state government said the heavy wind predicted across the country by NiMet caused the collapsed of the score board at Stephen Keshi Stadium.
The defense was given by the commissioner for information, Patrick Ukah while briefing journalists on the outcome of the Delta State Executive Council (SEC) meeting held on Tuesday
According to Chief Ukah, the score board destroyed part of the stadium fence but thanked God that no life was lost, explaining that the situation was receiving attention.
The information commissioner disclosed that as part of efforts to continue to open up the state through roads, the SEC has approved the phase two 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 SEC, according to Chief Ukah, also approved the rehabilitation of electricity scheme at Ode-Itsekiri (phase one) in Warri South Local Government Area and the construction of phase two of Model Secondary School, Ogulagha in Burutu Local Government Area.
Other projects approved by the council included the construction of phase two of Okerenkoko Town road in Warri South-West local government area and construction of phase one of internal roads in Otolokpo community in Ika North East local government area.
According to the information commissioner, the SEC approved the payment of the retirement/death benefits of 115 staff of the Delta state University, Abraka.