Unpaid salaries: Sports stakeholders stage protest, demand removal of Osun sports commissoner
By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
Stakeholders in sports in Osun State on Thursday protested the the non-payment of their salaries by the state government.
The sports athletes also demonstrated against alleged corrupt practices of the State Commissoner for Youth and Sports, Mr Yemi Lawal and called for his immediate removal.
Armed with placards with varying inscriptions, the protesters stormed the the Osun State House of Assembly Complex while chanting anti-government songs to drive home their demands.
They accused Lawal of shortchanging them and denying them their entitlements.
They claimed that the sports ministry is filled with shaddy deals and corrupt practices allegedly carried out by the sports commisoner.
They said they have not received their two month salaries and other entitlements.
According to them, one of the corruption under Lawal’s ministry is the alleged missing Osun United’s €10,000 share of Ighalo’s loan from Shanghai Shenhua to Manchester United.
Some of the placards read: “Yemi Lawal has stopped our salaries,” “There is corruption in the Sports ministry,” “We Want the removal of Yemi Lawal,” among others.