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Akwa Ibom Stadium nears completion

20 May 2014, 10:04Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The eagerly-awaited Akwa Ibom International Stadium will be ready for inauguration in September this year to coincide with commemorations of the 24th anniversary of the creation of Akwa Ibom State.

Officials of Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, the construction company handling the project, the venue will be ready on the 23rd of that month.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical Matters, Engineer Etido Inyang, who led a high powered government delegation to the stadium to assess work done on the project, said he was satisfied that work at the stadium had reached 80 percent completion.

The facility is expected to be ready by end of June while landscaping will commence as soon as the rains ceased.

Inyang said the State Government had put everything in place to checkmate flood at the stadium through the underground pipe jacking drainage system.

He added that the stadium was built with multiple entrances with good road network which could evacuate the 30 000 spectators in just five minutes after an event.

The government delegation inspected facilities such as generators, control room, maintenance bay, firefighting unit, water and sewage treatment plants.

– CAJ News

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