The Delta State Government has said the heavy wind predicted across the country by NiMet caused the collapse of the score board at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, on Monday night.
This was made known by the Commissioner for Information, Chief Patrick Ukah, while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the Delta State Executive Council meeting held Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
According to Chief Ukah, the score board destroyed part of the stadium but thanked God that no life was lost, explaining that the situation was receiving attention.
He explained that the damaged part of the spectators gallery will be fixed by the contractor as the project have not been handed over to the state government.
It would be recalled that on Thursday, August 2, 2018, a multi-million naira water tank built by the state government to provide water for the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship, collapsed without notice as the pillars holding the tank failed to sustain the weight of the water.
Although, no life was lost but over three cars were damaged beyond repair while a portion of the stadium fence was completely destroyed.
An on spot assessment revealed that the contractor handling the project, allegedly used substandard materials for the construction of the overhead tank which led to the rapid collapse of the tank.
Eye witnesses and spectators at the event, swiftly blamed the Delta State Government for the fire brigade approach adopted to put the stadium into use, necessitated the ugly incident.