The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, has recalled the General Manager of the State Sports Council, Mr. Adekunle Adeyemi from the ongoing 7th National Youth Games in Asaba, Delta State to explain the poor appearance of the state’s delegation at the opening ceremony of the games.
The directive followed the shabby appearance of the State contingent at the march-past event while athletes from other states appeared in high quality sport kits.
Adeyemi who expected to explain circumstances leading to the poor kitting of the state athletes was directed to hand over to the next most senior official at the games and return home immediately.
The official who will act as head of the delegation, is to oversee the welfare and wellbeing of the athletes at the National Youth Games which started on Saturday, September 23.
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A statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun and made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti, On Sunday described the development as unfortunate.
It, however, added that the state government would take full responsibility for the regrettable incident.
The Commissioner, however, maintained that the state government made adequate provision for the team’s participation at the Games.
Olatunbosun also restated the commitment of the Oyebanji administration to providing platforms for Ekiti youths to exhibit their God given talents in line with the youth development and job creation agenda of the administration.