The General Manager of the State Sports Council, Mr. Adekunle Adeyemi has been recalled from the ongoing 7th National Youth Games in Asaba, Delta State over the shabby appearance of the athletes from the state at the formal opening of the games on Saturday.
Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State on Sunday directed immediate recall of Adeyemi to come and account for the poor kitting of the athletes .
A statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun said the directive followed the shabby appearance of the State contingent during the match-past event during the opening ceremony of the National Youths Games .
Olatubosun said the shabby appearance of the athletes was unwarranted as government adequate provisions for their participation at the games.
The General Manager is expected to explain circumstances leading to the shabby kitting of the state athletes at the opening session, which photograph is circulating online.
He was 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.
Government described the shabby appearance of the athletes as unfortunate.
It however ,added that the State, would take full responsibility for the regrettable incident.
He 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.