The State Government has confirmed that no life was lost following the collapsed portion of the indoor sports Hall that is still under construction
The Commissioner for information and Co-chair man of the Media Committee for the 2022 National Sports Festival tagged Delta 2022, Mr. Charles Aniagwu as well as the Chairman of the State Sports Commission and Co-Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Chief Tonobok Okowa said that reports that three people who were working within the area of the site had died from the impact of the collapsed building was false.
They said it was the work of mischief makers saying that two people sustained injury while one of the injured persons had returned to work and the other was receiving treatment at a Government Hospital.
They therefore urged Deltans in particular and Nigerians to shun such insinuations stressing that the Government of Doctor Ifeanyi Okowa was committed to hosting the best National Sports Festival in the annals of the games and would not do so with the lives of it's people at risk but would follow international best practices towards delivering the best facilities for the games.
Speaking in the same vein the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika as well as the contractor handling the building Mr. Olarenwaju Adeleke while explaining what transpired said that the crane which was stationed at the site had wanted to place a beam on the roof but missed it's location which led to the collapse of the roof and the destruction of a portion of the building.
They said that the workers who were fixing the beams to the pillars were the ones who got injured in the process asserting that the purported report of three dead people was false and should be disregarded.
Present at the site was the secretary to the state Government and Co-Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Chief Patrick Ukah and other top government functionaries .