Omoniyi Jeremiah, Ekiti
After several days of camping athletes ahead of the National Sports Festival in Ekiti state, the athletes have expressed their dissatisfaction with the bad welfarism such as inadequate housing, medicals, and feeding they experienced throughout their days in camp.
The athletes were lodged at the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state for days to prepare for Nigeria’s Olympic.
NAIRASPORTS reports that the Federal Government postponed the National Sports Festival till further notice due to the measures in place for the delay pandemic Corona Virus.
One of the Coaches under the Condition of Anonymity told Nairasports.com.ng that the poor welfarism was provided by the sports council.
He said further any ut not been fed for days and the absence of medics in the camp. The coach who was met under the pavilion of the school stadium told our correspondent that the reason for lying was because he hasn’t eaten since morning.
When asked if the fault was from the Governor he gave kudos to the Governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi for releasing funds but the issue is with the ministry and sports council.
Another hand, the captain of the football team Rasaq Olarenwaju Kayode the allowances of the team hasn’t been paid while other states have gotten theirs. The team’s skipper spoke emphatically as well as other players that what they heard will be paid to them is 500 per day whereas other states paid athletes #5,000 per day.
While speaking about there accommodation, the players clamored about poor housing facilities provided by the ministry. The players slept under the stadium pavilion of the federal polytechnic Ado-Ekiti since they started camp. Ever since we started we sleep in total darkness our mates in other states were lodged in hotels said one of the aggrieved players.
According to the Coach, he said the sports council promise to come to the camp this evening and he isn’t sure of the amount they will pay as allowance.