The Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, on Sunday, recalled the General Manager of the state’s Sports Council, Mr. Adekunle Adeyemi, from the ongoing 7th National Youth Games in Asaba, Delta State, over poor kitting of the state’s athletes.
The directive to him to hand over to the next most senior official at the games and return home immediately followed the shabby appearance of the athletes at the march-past event during the opening ceremony.
This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘EKSG recalls GM, Sports Council from National Youth Games over athletes’ poor kitting.’
The statement was made available by the Commissioner for Information, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Adeyemi is expected to explain circumstances leading to the shabby kitting of the state athletes at the opening session, which photograph is circulating online. He 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 competition.
Olatunbosun stated that “Adeyemi is expected to explain circumstances leading to the shabby kitting of the state athletes at the opening session, whose photograph is circulating online.
The commissioner, who described the development at the games as unfortunate, maintained that “the state government made adequate provision for the team’s participation at the games.”
He reiterated the state government administration’s commitment 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.