Barring last minute changes, a new board for Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) side, Lobi Stars of Makurdi will be announced today by the Benue State government.
This was disclosed by the Deputy Governor of Benue State, Hon. Sam Ode, on Monday during an interactive session with football stakeholders.
The decision by the government to constitute a new board for the club is coming on the heels of a protracted leadership crisis in the state owned club.
The current Vice-Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dominic Iorfa, has come under serious fire by some aggrieved stakeholders who said he is running a one man show.
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However, a section of the stakeholders have continued to argue that having saved the club from relegation in the 2022 season and following what they consider to be above average performance in the 2023 NPFL season, the former Nigerian international should be allowed to continue in his position.
Only recently, the Governor of the state, Rev. Hyacinth Alia, had a crucial fact-finding meeting with the stakeholders and Lobi Stars to find lasting solutions to the problems that have bedevilled the club.
After listening to presentations, the governor concluded that ‘Lobi Stars is broken’ and must be fixed without further delay.
Alia immediately set up a five-man committee headed by the Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon. Hyacinth Dajoh, to investigate the issues that are affecting the well-being and progress of Lobi Stars.
Although the committee failed to submit its report on Monday, August 28 as directed, Ode who represented the governor at the second meeting assured the stakeholders that a new board for Lobi Stars will be announced today.