Hurricane in Akwa Ibom Sports Ministry: Commissioner sacks Chairmen, orders return of documents within two weeks
BY EMMANUEL AKPAN
The Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Monday Uko has sacked Chairmen and members of all the Sports Associations in Akwa Ibom State.
In a press release signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Coach Aniedi Dickson, the Commissioner approved the dissolution of all the 31 existing Sports Associations operating under the Ministry, and ordered the affected officers to return all properties and documents of their respective Associations in their possession back to the Director of Sports in the Ministry within two weeks.
According to the release, “This is to inform all stakeholders and the general public that the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Akwa Ibom State, Sir Monday Uko, has approved the dissolution of all thirty-one (31) existing Sports Associations operating under the Ministry.”
The Commissioner said it has become necessary to dissolve the Associations to enable the Ministry take stock of the performance of various Associations aimed repositioning them for effective service delivery.
The Commissioner however expressed gratitude to all officers who served in various Sports Associations during the last dispensation and wished them well in their respective future endeavours.
“All affected officers of the various Associations are, by this announcement, directed to return all properties and documents of their respective Associations in their possession back to the Director of Sports in the Ministry within two weeks.”
The affected Sports Associations are; Darts, Wrestling, Baseball/Softball, Track and Field, Traditional Sports, Cycling, Boxing, Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Judo, Squash Rackets and Scrabble.
Others are; Chess, Special Sports, Badminton, Weightlifting, Golf, Kick Boxing, Shooting, Rugby, Rowing and Yachting, Gymnastics, Deaf Sports, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Cricket, Table Tennis, Tennis, Swimming and Karate.
Source: The Ink Newspaper