The Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Chairman of Monimechelle Sports Construction Development Company Nigeria Ltd, Mr. Ebi Egbe has expressed sadness over the non completion of the swimming pool at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex, Yenagoa, and called on the authorities concern to expedite action on the project.
He therefore offered to assist for the clearance of equipment which is accruing demurrage at the ports.
Egbe barred his mind during a chat with the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Basyelsa state when they toured the office complex of Monimichelle Sports Construction Company Nigeria Limited.
“Look at the swimming pool at the sports complex; they cannot complete it because they have failed to clear the equipment at the ports. Let them give me the bill of lading, I will clear the equipment for them”.
He is of the opinion that due to the non availability of vital sports facilities, the state government has been spending money meant for other developmental projects in the state to hire facilities in other states.
“When we have zonal competitions we spend money to send our athletes to other states to hire facilities making the state to lose money meant for other sectors”, he added.
Mr. Egbe argued that those saddled with the responsibility to save the state should be alive to their responsibilities rather than the rush for monetary benefits without doing what they are paid for.
Egbe was full of praises for the state governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson for his massive investment in the sports sector and called his appointees to do same so that the state can move forward.
The FIFA agent promised to deliver on his project, stressing that no amount of blackmail can stop him to deliver on his project, noting that he donated basket and volley ball courts to the state as part of his contribution to enhance sports.
The Sampson Siasia Sports Complex swimming pool has been under construction for over five years, and the equipment for the completion which was imported has incurred demurrage running into millions of naira.