Nigerian Concord Newspaper
Benue State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Barr. Teryima Nguher, has lauded the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lobi Stars Club, Mr Dominic Iorfa for his concerted effort to ensure that the best thing is done for the Benue owned football club to excell.
Barrister Teryima Nguher made this commendation at the weekend while handing over the Aper Aku Stadium officially to the contractor for immediate commencement of renovation works.
The Commissioner who performed the handing over alongside the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr John Akume
thanked Governor Samuel Ortom and his deputy, Benson Abounu for the sacrifice they made towards making this significant event a reality.
Performing the ceremony, the Director of Sports, Mr Philip Nongo who received the Sports Commissioner, thanked Governor Samuel Ortom and members of the State executive council for the laudable project, saying, it will enhance the maximum performance of Lobi Stars.
In his response, the contractor who is saddled with the responsibility of installing artificial turf at the Stadium, Mr Ebi Egbe who is also the CEO of Moni Michelle Sports thanked Governor Ortom for finding him worthy of the project.
He assured of quality work as well as timely execution of the project that would ensure Lobi Stars return home to complete their 2023 NPFL matches.
While stressing the importance of maintenance as the key to enhancing the longevity of the facility, Mr Egbe assured of instilling advanced technology materials, adding that, work will commence on Monday, next week.
In his speech, the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lobi Stars, Mr Dominic Iorfa said that this project will go a long way to attract international matches when completed.
The football administrator thanked Gov Ortom and his Deputy for their show of love for sports, adding that, he was glad to witness this development under his administration and assures the people of speedy completion.
Recall that Benue State EXCO recently approved the sum of 243m for the upgrading of Aper Aku Stadium with modern facilities that would replace the dilapidated facilities which will enable Lobi Stars to return to Makurdi to host her home games.