Teslim Balogun Stadium sealed in Lagos

The sports activities household in Lagos was on Monday shocked to search out that state-owned Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere had been sealed off by policemen.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) reviews {that a} detachment of policemen and different safety officers had been stationed on the entrance of the stadium, stopping folks from gaining entrance into the ability.

The Lagos State Sports activities Fee (LSSC) had been engulfed in disaster following an April 23 round singed by Adeniran Odeyemi, Everlasting Secretary, Cupboard Workplace, directing heads authorities companies at hand over by Might 10.

Nevertheless, LSSC Chairman, Kwekwu Tandoh and the Director Common, Babatunde Financial institution-Anthony, had claimed that the Fee was not affected by the round.

However the staff union and athletes had earlier threatened to close down the fee if Messrs Tandoh and Financial institution-Anthony confirmed up in workplace after their Might 10 hand over date.

NAN reviews {that a} portion of the learn; “Members of Statutory Board, Chief Government Officers of Parastatals, Oganisations and Governing Council, whose tenure haven’t lapsed should not affected by this directive.

“For avoidance of doubt, the Statutory Board below reference above are; Civil service Fee, Judiciary Service fee, Impartial Electoral Fee, Home of Meeting Service Fee, Audit Service Fee, Instructing Service Fee, Native Authorities Service Fee, Main Well being Care Board and Lagos State Pension Fee.”

A few of the sportsmen utilizing the ability as coaching floor had been additionally turned again on the gate by the safety operatives, citing order from state secretariat.

“We’re instructed that the safety officers had been posted from Alausa to forestall a breakdown of legislation and order. The state authorities bought wind that some workers and athletes wished to stage a protest within the stadium.

“I imagine authorities can’t act in isolation, so so as to make the stadium protected, authorities wanted to behave.

“Although that is the primary time we’re experiencing such prevalence,” mentioned an athlete who pleaded anonymity.

LSSC Spokesperson, Titi Oshodi, was not obtainable to touch upon the event as calls to her cellphone weren’t answered.

It might be recalled that coaches and disable athletes had staged a protest on Might eight calling for elimination of Messrs Tandoh and Financial institution-Anthony.

The protesters complained about lack of grassroots growth and non-payment of their salaries and allowances.

(NAN)

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