By Salifu Usman, Abuja
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick has insisted that Monimichelle Group was awarded the contract for the construction of Ugborodo mini-stadium project, being financed by FIFA on merit.
He said the company got the contract given the good jobs they are executing in different parts of the country and beyond.
Pinnick, who spoke at the ground breaking ceremony held on Tuesday in the riverine community, said Ebi Egbe, the CEO of Monimichelle group is a son of the soil, who got the job purely on merit, even as he added that he is confident the Bayelsa-born stadium construction expert would deliver.
“Ebi Egbe is a son of the soil and we are proud of what he is doing. His job in places like Katsina, Makurdi, Aba and Yenagoa are there for everybody to see. He is doing well. He bided and got this mini stadium job purely on merit and hard-work. I am sure he will deliver a world class edifice,” NFF boss said.
Pinnick, who doubles as a member of CAF executive committee further listed the immediate benefits the communities will derive from the project and urged the youths of the community to cooperate with Monimichelle to ensure the project is delivered in six months in line with FIFA’s timeline.
“We want to use this project to correct the wrong notion that the Niger Delta is a volatile and restive area. We urge you to give the contractor all the support in order for him to do a good job. FIFA will monitor and ensure that every detail is taken care of”.
“I am overjoyed that this is happening here today. We started nurturing the idea of citing this project in this small community of Ugborodo two years ago and I am delighted that we have finally kicked it off,” he stated.