Delta Assembly okays N1.9bn for Asaba stadium

OrderPaperToday – The Delta State House of Assembly on Tuesday approved the request of N1.9 billion for the completion of Asaba township stadium.

The approval was in response to a letter of request by Governor of the state, Ifeanyi Okowa which was read during plenary on Tuesday by the Speaker of the House, Mr. Sheriff Oborevwori.

According to Oborevwori, the request was approved owing to delay by previous administrations despite the huge investment in the project.

The N1.9 billion awarded project is to be completed within the period of four months which is by December.

Okowa said that the state government would make payment to the contractor for a period of 18 months through an Irrevocable Standing Payment Order.

According to Okowa, the State Executive Council at its 10th meeting which was held on June 20 and June 21 had approved the funding approach and issuance of the Irrevocable Standing Payment Order subject to the ratification of the State House of Assembly.

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