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Former Nigerian military and civil-era leader, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo will today in Asaba, commission the alluring multi-billion naira Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State.
The project, long in the work at the hands of previous administrations, was delivered earlier this year to much public acclaim by the administration of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa in a matter of several months.
The commissioning event is scheduled for 1 pm, according to a short message service (SMS) text despatched by A. N. Tetsola, Chief of Protocol, Government House, Asaba.
Aside of the stadium, Chief Obasanjo is also expected to commission two other major projects of the administration-the strategic multi-billion naira Old Lagos/ Asaba Road in Boji-Boji metropolis bestriding Ika South and Ika North-East Local Government Areas of the state, and the Owa-Ekei /Owa-Alero road in Ika North East Local Government Area.
The message showed that while Obasanjo would cut the tape to commission the Old Lagos/Asaba road project at the College of Education Junction, Agbor, by 10 am, he would, one hour later (by 11 am), perform a similar ceremony in relation to the Owa-Ekei/Owa-Alero road by the Owa-Alero Roundabout.
All three projects are part of the plethora of road and other infrastructure which massive delivery has earned great applause for the administration.
The stadium, for instance, has not only added to the welter of similar projects in many parts of the state but has become an effective tool in the noble efforts of the government to promote national unity, encourage sports development and market the state, by effectively hosting many local and sports meets.
Named after the inimitable Nigeria international footballer and coach of Super Eagles, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, the facility has hosted the 2018 edition of African Senior Athletic Competition and the year 2018 Football Association (FA) Aiteo soccer final between Enugu Rangers and Kano Pillars of Kano. It will tomorrow host the Super Eagles and the Cranes of Uganda.