Rivers Sports Commissioner, Boma Iyaye, has dissolved the Number Five Field Management Committee for gross negligence and ineptitude after inspecting the facility.
Iyaye, who made made the disclosure on Saturday, said he visited the facility at Bende/Niger Street in the Old Port Harcourt Township for an official function and frowned at the poor hygienic condition in the vicinity.
He noted that the individuals who had been saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that the facility was well-maintained and kept in peak conditions had failed in their duties.
According to yaye, the edifice, Number Five Field is a facility that was built by the Rivers Government to erase the notion that tennis is an elitist sport.
He said: “This facility was built to bring tennis closer to the people and the Rivers Government subsequently set up a management committee to take care of the place.
“The least we expected from them is to maintain the facility by keeping it clean but this is not done as exemplified by how the place looks currently.
“We will get more capable individuals who can do the job to subsequently man the facility.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Number Five Field has two tennis courts and a volley ball court.