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NYG: Heads may roll as Bauchi govt orders investigation of Ilorin protest



Heads could roll over Wednesday’s protest by drivers and officers of the Bauchi State contingent to the simply concluded Nationwide Youths Video games in Ilorin, Kwara State, over non-payment of allowances.

Stories have it that the contingent, comprising athletes, coaches, and officers, was delayed from departing Ilorin on time on account of the protest.

Reacting to the event, the state Commissioner for Youths and Sports activities, Honorable Adamu Manu Soro, in a press release made obtainable to journalists in Bauchi, acknowledged that the ministry was unaware of the event.

Whereas apologising for the ugly growth, the commissioner assured that will probably be investigated by the state authorities with acceptable sanction meted out on anybody discovered culpable.

“Our consideration has been drawn to some media reviews that our contingents consisting of athletes, officers, and their coaches are at the moment stranded in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital over nonpayment of allowances after taking part in a event.

“I wish to inform most of the people that we’ve not obtained any info on that from our officers and if such occurred, I apologise on behalf of the State Authorities, however I wish to guarantee them that I’ll examine the matter and justice might be achieved,” the commissioner acknowledged.


He knowledgeable that opposite to the report that the state’s contingent to the Nationwide Youths Video games was made up of 60 individuals, it was really consisted of 89 athletes and 49 help providers officers, together with coaches, making 138 in whole.

He appealed to stakeholders within the sector to all the time channel their grievances or complaints to acceptable authorities.

In keeping with Manu Soro, the Bauchi State Authorities has an irrevocable dedication to making sure the welfare of its athletes with a view to motivating them to carry out optimally throughout sports activities competitions and tournaments.

He assured that Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed-led administration is doing the whole lot potential to make sure the development of sporting actions within the state.

The commissioner then solicited the continued help of crucial stakeholders within the state’s sports activities sector so as to obtain the specified goals.

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