*After making the state proud in 2016
Three years after working hard, representing the state at the School Sports festival, the Kogi State government as represented by her Ministry of Education gave out the sum of N2,000 to 60 athletes and their officials to share as transport cost home!
This act of government has been declared as the height of insensitivity and probabaly a deliberate plan to ridicule the government of the state. The entire sum given all of us is not even ideal for each of the athletes. Sixty of us to share N2,000. It is worse than horror!
One of the officials present said, “one of the greatest problems bedevilling our state (Kogi) is that novices are at the helms of managing the sporting activities in the state.
“After three years of attending school sports in Ilorin and winning laurels for the state the students/athletes were called upon to receive a mere kangaroo handshake by the Commissioner for Education.
“After the medals presentation N2000 was given to all the 60 athletes and officials present to use as their transportation back to their bases.
One of the athletes who spoke to www.gongnews.net said under anonymity, “infact, I want to use this medium to appeal to the sport loving governor, Yahaya Bello, to please with immediate effect remove sport from the ministry of Education and take it to the sports Council. These people re a great disgrace to the state.”