The Delta State government has intensified efforts to give Stephen Keshi Stadium a befitting look for the final stages of the Africa Athletics Championship and for future sporting events and football matches at the ultra-modern arena.
Officials have confirmed that equipment for the floodlights and scoreboard for the stadium will be installed in the next 24 hours.
This comes after the construction firm handling the project could not meet the opening day target, which officials said was because a ship bearing cargo containing the equipment was marooned on high seas for three weeks.
“The equipment spent three weeks at the sea as the ship was waiting for clearance to berth. The ship did not get clearance to berth and deliver the cargo.
“The Delta State government has spent a lot of money to ensure that the championships run without any hitch, and the container is already in Asaba and ready for installation
“By Wednesday the technicians already received them and we are hoping that within 24 hours we will have the scoreboard and floodlights,” the official said.
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