Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle, Ebi Egbe has congratulated the president of Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Daniel Igali on his appointment as the Commissioner for Sports in Bayelsa State.
He said he was happy that Governor Duoye Diri gave the sports portfolio to Igala, stressing that he has seen it all at the global level and would deliver.
Egbe, in his congratulatory message, hailed Diri for settling for the right man.
“I want to congratulate Igali on the appointment and say a big thank you to Gov Diri for handing the job to a competent Bayelsan”.
“The governor has gotten it right with Igali’s appointment. Igali is a big asset to Bayelsa and Nigeria. With him in charge of Bayelsa’s sports, I’m sure the state will fly,” Egbe said.
He urged the state government to ensure that adequate attention is paid to sports as a way of combating youth restiveness.
He pointed out that Bayelsa is overdue to have a premier league side, even as he added that the state should also consolidate in sports like wrestling, boxing, canoeing and swimming where it has comparative advantage.
“While maintaining our leadership position in wrestling, swimming and others, I urge Igali to see that Bayelsa United gains promotion to the top flight of the nation’s league,” Egbe stated.
Egbe also pleaded with the state government to ensure that the Asuama Sports Academy project is brought back to life as it would help revitalise sports not only in Bayelsa but Nigeria and Africa.Igali was on Tuesday, alongside other commissioners, sworn in as Bayelsa State commissioner for Sports.