By Harry Sharp
They are blackmailers! They are blackmailers!! These are the position of some close friends of Mr. Ebi Egbe alias Moni Love, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle Sports Facility Construction Ltd.
Currently, the sports giant is handling some high profile jobs across, the globe for reputable clients who are enticed by the by the quality of service(s) provided by the firm.
The CEO of Monimichelle is an Ijaw son who is an indigene of Ogboibiri in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.
Miffed by the near lack of development in the acclaimed “Jerusalem of Ijaw of Ijaw Nation”, Mr. Ebi Egbe abandoned his cozy office and accommodation of the eye-brow area of Ikoyi in Lagos to settle down in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital.
Why? Egbe said emphatically “I want to develop our place, because Yenagoa is our city”, adding that “I also want to give back to my state”.
This is the kind of passion, the Ajegunle born sports facility construction expert has for his native Ijaw Land, but of late some “elements” are bent on rubbishing his enviable reputation for a “plate porridge”.
Monimichelle Sports Facility Construction Limited is handling the Sampson Siasia football turf currently, and the job done so far has no doubt attracted commendation from across the globe.
In an event recently, the Bayelsa state Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson poured encomium, thus “We are proud of the quality of job done by Monimichelle because it is a world class pitch, am particularly happy because Monimichelle is an independent contractor who has made the Izon nation proud”.
It is worthy of note that the chairman of the Nigerian National League Mr. Agu during his facility tour of the pitch, commended Monimichelle for the “delivery” of the pitch.
According to him “I am happy to be here to see for myself because this is the best pitch in the country that the NNL teams can play in the session.
The NNL has approved a provisional permit for all Bayelsa based teams to play their home games at the Sampson Siasia turf, a development football fans are happy about.
This weekend the darling team of the state, Bayelsa United FC will be playing her first NNL game at the turf.
While plaudits are being poured on this worthy indigenous company some persons are busy putting spanners to work to drag the enviable name of the company and Mr. Ebi Egbe to the mud for their parochial and selfish reasons.
A close associate of Mr. Egbe, Mr. Ebizimor Numa who spoke to our correspondent on the development noted with dismay that “this pull-him-down” inclinations of some “disgruntled” elements cannot stand the test of time.
Numa added that “We know their antics; they cannot pull-down or destroy the enviable reputation of Monimichelle because the company has record unbeatable in Africa and the world over.
Speaking further he emphasized that “Monimichelle is not a politician who takes and nor give back to the people, he is business man who has given to his people and needs commendation and not blackmailers want people to believe.
Recently, a “fake” story was syndicated on some national dailies and online media platforms by some mischief makers with the intention to “hang the dog” by giving it a bad name.
The purported reports was said to have quoted respected Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) member, Dr. Peter Singabele as saying that Sampson Siasia pitch is disapproved because it has some defects.
But Dr. Singabele has since come out to debunk the reports by saying he was quoted out of context stressing that the said reports were skewed.
Now! The million dollar question is; who is afraid of Moni Love? A son of the soil who unlike wealthy Bayelsans decided to give back over N150m sports facilities to the state for free.
According to Ebi Egbe who remained undaunted said “some wicked people are trying to pull me down but I believe Jesus will not allow them. I built my reputation over the years and am known all over the world”.
He admonished his Ijaw brothers and sisters to “stop this useless pull him down syndrome it will not help us as a people”, stressing further that “I have been in the sports management business for twenty-seven years now, and in sports construction for twelve years. With these records I am not a pull-over in sports business”.
Mr. Ebi Egbe is certified FIFA agent and one of few FIFA licensed agents in Africa. Those “fighting” him are charlatans and busy body politicians who are jealous of his track records. They should know that one who points accusing finger at someone, the rest fingers are pointing at them. “Moni Love” deserves accolades and vilifications.