Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia said on Sunday in Umuahia, that the state government would reconstruct the Umuahia Township Stadium in order to increase the level of sports activities in the state.
Ikpeazu who spoke with newsmen said that in no distant time the state government would reconstruct the Umuahia Township Stadium, in order to boost sports development in the state.
The governor said that after the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba, he has learnt some few lessons.
The premier league club had to play its league and continental matches in Calabar because of the poor state of Enyimba International Stadium.
”I have learnt a few things from this project. It took us almost two years to complete the project and that project cost us N600 million. The turf cost about 1.6million euros plus other things we did
“I will like to say that it is a possibility and I will like to do something better in Umuahia Township Stadium than what we have in Enyimba International Stadium.
“In the long run it is cheaper and we are not going to go into the problems of re-grassing every year and we are not going to go into the problems of flooded pitch. ”
Ikpeazu said that his administration was committed to delivering standard
Infrastructure that would touch the lives of the people of Abia and boost socio-economic activities.