The Delta State Polytechnic built it’s own Olympic
size, 14000-seater Stadium, that is probably as
good as most of what you’ll find anywhere in the
That’s not the best part. This stadium was built
with the school’s internally generated revenue.
This project was executed under the leadership of
the Polytechnic’s Rector, Dr. Jacob S. Oboreh.
How awesome is this stadium?••
There’s a standard football pitch. The flood lights
are perfect for night events. There are eight lane
tracks for track sports. There’s a commentary
box, fully sealed roofing. And no matter how bad
your bladder problem is, there are 139 toilets and
52 urinaries all around the stadium.
There are 15 furnished dressing rooms with
showers and a V.I.P lodge. And the car park?
What do the students stand to gain?••
Besides the fact that the students get to benefit
from the sport facilities for sporting activities and
other social events, they get an advantage for a
factor that plagues Nigerian students; practical
Most of the execution of the project is reported to
have been executed by Engineers in the school.
Can we talk about the extraordinary Rector, Dr.
Jacob S. Oboreh?
Since assumption of office on March 28, 2012, Dr.
Jacob Snipps Oboreh set out on a crusade to
revamp the school infrastructurally.
He set up a task force headed by the Corel
engineer of the Department of Works. Actively
involved were the Building Technology and Civil
Other infrastructure projects executed include fire
stations, lecture theatres, roads, and a bunch of
others. The real tragedy is that his tenure as
Rector ends in 2017.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if educational institutions
all over the country had this type of visionary