From Audu Joe, Lokoja
The Kogi State Government is set to award contact for the rehabilitation of the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja to give it a facelift.
The contact is to be awarded to Monimichelle Nigeria Limited, headed by Mr. Ebi Egbe, a renowned FIFA licensed agent in Nigeria and a Stadium Construction Expert.
The Contractor, Ebi Egbe while on facility inspection of the Stadium on Wednesday, for stock taking, promised to ensure proper execution of the project if awarded to him.
Recalled that the gesture was in fulfillment of Governor Yahaya Bello’s earlier promise to give the confluence stadium prompt attention before the Novelty Match played between the Kogi state executive council and the super eagles crop of 1994 and 1996 few months ago.
True to his words,the state helmsman directed relevant sports authorities in the state to swing into action and ensure that facilities at the stadium are put in proper shape.
This however, led to the invitation of Monimichelle, renowned in stadium facility construction to inspect and take stock of the playing pitch,track and other affected areas of the Stadium.
The contractor while interacting with sports personalities present during the inspection said he will deliver a quality job that will stand the test of time and will be ready for use in record time.
The Lawn tennis and Badminton courts at Lokoja Club 1901 were also visited and inspected by Mr Ebi Egbe as part of facilities to receive government’s attention.
Dignitaries present at the facilities inspection include the Honourable Commissioner for youth and sports Alhaji Idris Musa Oando, Chairman Kogi state sports council board and Chairman Kogi United/Confluence Queens fc Honourable Abdulmalik Isah Dolly,Chairman Kogi State Football Association, Permanent Secretary Ministry of youth and sports, Mr Sylvanus Akpama,Acting Secretary Kogi state football Association and a host of others.