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  • Updated: May 20, 2024

Kogi government issues ultimatum to illegal confluence stadium occupants

Kogi government issues ultimatum to illegal confluence stadi

The Kogi State Government has directed illegal occupants of the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja to quit the premises within 14 days.

The State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Monday Anyebe, gave the directive on Monday when he led a team to assess the extent of vandalism in the stadium in Lokoja.

Anyebe said the team was in the stadium to assess the extent of vandalism by criminal elements who had carted away some equipment at the stadium.

He expressed concern over the level of vandalism, describing it as ‘worrisome’ and vowed that the government would do everything possible to bring perpetrators of the heinous crime to book.

The commissioner, therefore ordered all the illegal occupants to vacate the premises within 14 days, after which they would be forcefully evicted and arrested for prosecution.

He also warned that the government would not allow miscreants to turn the stadium complex into harbouring criminal elements and vandalizing the sports facilities.

“All illegal occupants within the premises and the immediate perimeter fence of the stadium should heed the directive to vacate the premises within 14 days.

“Gov. Ahmed Ododo will not condone any act of criminality in the state; anyone caught will face the full wrath of the law,” Anyebe warned.

Anyebe further disclosed that plans were ongoing to renovate the stadium to a world standard for easy sporting activities in the state.

He, therefore implored the perpetrators to desist from causing setbacks for the government in its quest to develop the state.

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