The general manager of the Ekiti State Sports Council, Mr. Adekunle Adeyemi, has been recalled from the ongoing 7th National Youth Games in Asaba, Delta State.
Adeyemi whose recall from the games was ordered by Governor Biodun Oyebanji is to give explanation on and account for the poor kitting of the state’s athletes at the opening session of the games.
The state government had expressed dissatisfaction with the shabby appearance of the state’s contingent during the march-past event of the opening ceremony of the Games.
The recalled GM is expected to explain circumstances surrounding the shabby kitting of the state athletes which picture has gone viral on the social media circulating.
However, Adeyemo has been 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.
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, saying that the state would take full responsibility for the regrettable incident.
Olatunbosun who clarified that the state Government made adequate provision for the team’s participation at the Games 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.