Delta state Government has revoked the certificate of occupancy of Asaba Sport Club and taken over the premises recently vandalized by unscrupulous persons in order to reduce tension and avoid loss of lives and property.
The state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan who announced this while inspecting projects in Asaba said the compulsory acquisition of the property was informed by the unprovoked violence and destruction visited on the Sports Club by criminals.
He said the property would henceforth be used for public good explaining that instead of allowing crisis to deny club members their relaxation outfit government take-over of the property would restore sanity.
Piqued by the level of destruction of properties in the Club, the governor directed the State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Mamman Tsafe to track down the suspects and bring them to book.
He regretted the level people can go to destroy the dreams and aspirations of others, warning that the law must take its full course on those who carried out the dastardly act.
Governor Uduaghan said those who destroy the property of others should not be allowed to go free and should be punished to serve as deterrent to others.
“This destruction is unfair, wicked, and intolerable, the Commissioner of Police must track and arrest the perpetuators,” he said.
The governor who inspected schools under renovation in Asaba gave contractors handling such jobs six months dead line to complete them.
He also directed the contractors handing such jobs to execute them professionally and meet all specifications.
Speaking further, he stated that his administration would create conducive environment for academic excellence in primary and post primary institutions in the state saying “we believe that our children should be taught in a better environment, so we are building modern schools.”
The governor who was also at the Asaba International Airport announced that the airport tank farm, otherwise known as aviation fuel depot has reached 85% completion, adding that when functional the airport will be viable for air cargo flights.
“The airport dream is a collective one, l am quite happy we are moving steadily on the project. The strategy is to make it an international airport because the location is strategic and viable,” he said.