Delta state government has terminated the contract for the Multi- Million Naira Asaba Township Stadium being constructed by Stabilini Visinoni.
The State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan who announced the contract termination said he has directed that the contract be re-awarded and completed within 6 months time.
Uduaghan explained that the contract was terminated to ensure the speedy completion of the stadium which has been re-named Stephen Keshi Stadium and avoid the project becoming a white Elephant one.
The governor promised that he would complete all on-going projects and gave assurance that there would be no abandoned projects in the state before he handed over in 2015.
“l have told God that l am not going to leave any abandoned project in this state. We have been having challenges with the contractors in charge of this stadium. It was about becoming an abandoned project but this will not happen because it will be completed soon.”
Governor Uduaghan regretted that a lot of people were hinging the slow progress of work at the stadium on what they called the cemetery issue attached to the location of the project and therefore enjoined the man of God to invoke the spirit of God on the stadium site to neutralize any negative spiritual inhibition.
The governor enjoined Deltans that instead of criticising his inadequacies they should pray to God to give him strength to enable him move the state to a higher pedestal.
He said that there was no one in the world who was perfect even as he said it was impossible to please everybody adding that pleasing the world was a thing no one had achieved.
“It is impossible to please everybody. I am not perfect, l have my weaknesses and inadequacies. So instead of criticizing me pray to God to give me the capacity to do what is proper and good for the generality of Deltans so that we can move our state forward.”
Meanwhile, at the Asaba Manner Prayer and Anointing Service held in Asaba, Dr. Uduaghan invited the Founder of Our Daily Manna Devotional, Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe to pray against the spiritual inhibition stalling the progress of the project.
Taking a sample of sand from the Stephen Keshi’s Stadium, Dr. Kwakpovwe prayed against any negative force stalling the completion of the stadium.
”I bind and completely destroy every negative force holding back the progress of the Stephen Keshi Stadium. I bind all arrows pointing to destroy this good project and all negative tendencies will return to senders a thousand times.”