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Bendel Insurance project will galvanise other clubs, says Dudu-Orumen


Frank Momoh (seventh standing from left), and chairman of Edo FA, Frank Ilaboya (sixth standing) with players and officials of Bendel Insurance FC.

A high level member of the Bendel Insurance project, Barrister Godwin Dudu-Orumen has reiterated that the ongoing work to re-launch the famous Edo State owned club is highly commendable.

The experienced attorney and sports consultant, who spoke in Lagos, is very confident that the club would not fizzle out of the national scene again but would grow to become a real model for other teams to follow.

The Benin-based club is already staging a comeback to the Nigeria Premier League having after so many years in the lower nationwide division.


Dudu-Orumen said, “I agree with you that some other projects have come up like this in the past and then packed up, but let us not forget the set up of those projects.

The usual problem is either family disagreements or bottlenecks created by government unwittingly by themselves.

“If you took a look at the Bendel Insurance project, you would easily see the distinguishing facts that make it unique in planning and implementation.

The Edo State Government has consulted deeply before embarking on this project and because they are very satisfied with the layout, that is why they agreed.

“For the record, Pamodzi engineered this. I don’t know in the last two decades and more, which project Mike Itemuagbor and his company, Pamodzi delved into that didn’t work. See what they have done with the Okpekpe Road Race.

“It is the Office of the Deputy Governor that is supervising this project because we know that the governors are usually too busy and that is why Edo has adopted the most workable model.

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